Lithocarpus glaber

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Lithocarpus glaber
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Lithocarpus glaber illustration in Flora Japonica, Sectio Prima (Tafelband)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Lithocarpus
Species: L. glaber
Binomial name
Lithocarpus glaber
(Thunb.) Nakai
Synonyms

Pasania glabra (Thunb.) Oerst.
Quercus glabra Thunb

Lithocarpus glaber, the Japanese oak, is a tree species in the genus Lithocarpus found in Japan, China and Taïwan.

Mitami Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, is famous locally for its comparatively large population of Lithocarpus glaber, known as Shiribukagashi (尻深樫 シリブカガシ). In China, it is called ke (柯).

Condensed tannins from L. glaber leaves have been analysed through acid-catalyzed degradation in the presence of cysteamine and have a potent free radical scavenging activity.[1]

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