Quercus franchetii Skan (Syn: Quercus lanuginosa Franch., nom. illeg.);

China South-Central; Myanmar; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life





SK1979 07 June 2019 : 15 posts by 3 authors. 5 correct images– around 800 kb each.

Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2369 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Quercus ??

Is it not Quercus oblongata ? 

Does not look like matching !

Very interesting! Are the last two photos of the same tree, …? Are there any other oak species present in the area?

Only the last image is from another tree and I thought the same sp.

The first 5 photos are of Quercus franchetii which resembles Q. oblongata and the last photo can be of Quercus serrata (or any of its varieties). Can you get more close-ups of leaves, acorn, cup or bud of the tree in the last photos?

Is it possible to to find it in the wild which is not listed in Nepal?
If so, please advise flowering and fruiting season for a follow-up.
By the way the last image does not look like Q. serrata when I
checked images and herbarium in net.

It is very much possible. One of my arborist and forester friends from Spain has confirmed it who specialise in oaks. He is growing Quercus franchetii in his arboretum which was sourced from Bhutan. Bhutan has also not listed this species in their country. There is also a great possibility that it may be exotic over there, brought from China for afforestation. Did you find just a grove or a large forest?
The flowering happens in February-March and fruit rips in 1-2 years.
The last photo is hard to id. More details are required. Photos of abaxially surface, acorns, bark, etc.
Whatever it is, it’s interesting! I would like to visit this area in falls and collect acorns! Thanks for sharing.

Than you …!

I shall keep the track of it. By the way I have noticed one plant only at the moment and look around next time.

It’s my pleasure! Please keep us informed of your expedition!

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