Quercus myrsinifolia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bamboo-leaf oak
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Cerris
Section: Quercus sect. Cyclobalanopsis
Q. myrsinifolia
Binomial name
Quercus myrsinifolia
  • Cyclobalanopsis myrsinifolia (Blume) Oerst.
  • Quercus bambusifolia Fortune, nom. nud.
  • Quercus myrsinaefolia Blume, orth. var.
  • Quercus sirokasi Siebold, nom. nud.

Quercus myrsinifolia is an Asian species of tree in the beech 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] It is placed in subgenus Cerris, section Cyclobalanopsis.[7]


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". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2023-03-04.
  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
  7. ^ Denk, Thomas; Grimm, Guido W.; Manos, Paul S.; Deng, Min & Hipp, Andrew L. (2017). "Appendix 2.1: An updated infrageneric classification of the oaks" (xls). figshare. Retrieved 2023-02-24.

External links[edit]