Quercus acherdophylla Trel. 1924

Twigs rather slender (2-3 mm.), little fluted, from scurfy glabrescent, dull reddish brown

with small prominent brown lenticels. Buds glossy brown, glabrous, ovoid, 2 x 3 mm. Leaves

deciduous, ovate, aristately acute, rounded at base, entire, crisped and very slightly cartilaginous-

revolute, rather small (2-3 x 6-7 cm.), from lightly gray-scurfy on both faces becoming glossy

green with raised venulation and glabrous above, but dull and somewhat scurfy and floccose

in the axils beneath; veins about 10-12 pairs, forking but hardly looped; petiole glabrescent,

1x10 mm. Catkins: ♂ 40 mm. long, silvery-villous, rather openly flowered, the glabrous

anthers little exserted; ♀ 5 mm. long, fleecy, 1- or 2-flowered at the end. Fruit annual, solitary

or paired on a peduncle 2 x 5 mm.; cup turbinately saucer-shaped, small (10 mm. in diameter),

with thin appressed blunt glabrate brown scales; acorn round-ovoid, glabrous, fully half-