Quercus myrsinifolia

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Bamboo-leaf oak
Chinese evergreen oak (Quercus myrsinifolia) (22245673008).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Cyclobalanopsis
Q. myrsinifolia
Binomial name
Quercus myrsinifolia
  • Cyclobalanopsis myrsinifolia (Blume) Oersted
  • Cyclobalanopsis bambusifolia (Hance) Y.C. Hsu & H.Wei Jen
  • Cyclobalanopsis myrsinifolia (Blume) Oerst.
  • Cyclobalanopsis neglecta Schottky
  • Quercus bambusifolia Hance
  • Quercus neglecta (Schottky) Koidz.
  • Quercus myrsinaefolia Blume

Quercus myrsinifolia is an Asian species of tree in the ring-cupped oaks subgenus of the family Fagaceae. It has several common names, including bamboo-leaf oak,[3] Chinese evergreen oak, and Chinese ring-cupped oak. Its Chinese name is 小叶青冈; pinyin: xiǎo yè qīng gāng, which means little leaf ring-cupped oak (literally translated as little leaf green ridge tree), in Japan it is called white oak (白樫, shirakashi, not to be confused with Quercus alba) and in Korea it is known as gasinamu (가시나무).[4] It is native to east central and southeast China, Japan, Korea, Laos, northern Thailand, and Vietnam.[5][6]


Quercus myrsinifolia is an evergreen oak tree that grows up to 20 metres (66 ft) tall. Leaves are 60–110 × 18–40 mm with serrulate margins; the petiole is 10–25 mm long. The acorns are ovoid to ellipsoid, 14–25 × 10–15 mm, and glabrous with a rounded apex; the flat scar is approx. 6 mm in diameter. Cupules are 5–8 × 10–18 mm, enclosing 1/3–1/2 of acorn, bracts are not connate at the apex.[5]



  1. ^ "Quercus myrsinifolia Blume". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
  2. ^ "Quercus myrsinifolia Blume". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  3. ^ Lee, Sangtae; Chang, Kae Sun, eds. (2015). English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. p. 600. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Retrieved 7 March 2019 – via Korea Forest Service.
  4. ^ 植物和名ー学名インデックス YList - The YList Botanical Name - Scientific Name Index [1] Accessed 22 March 2017. (in Japanese)
  5. ^ a b Huang, Chengjiu; Zhang, Yongtian; Bartholomew, Bruce. "Cyclobalanopsis myrsinifolia". Flora of China. Vol. 4. Retrieved 17 June 2012 – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  6. ^ Jean Louis Helardot. "Quercus myrsinifolia". Oaks of the World. Retrieved 17 June 2012. — includes several photographs

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