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Quercus merrillii

Acorns and leaves are not drawn on same scale.

Quercus merrillii or Cyclobalanopsis merrillii is the only oak specie in the Philippines and is found in the province of Palawan. It may also be found in the island of Borneo. This specie is a shrub. The 2 cm. acorn is ovoid, brown and hairless (glabrous) half enclosed by a sessile cup with 7 to 8 denticulate rings. The 2-4 x 1-2 cm leaves are oval, rounded at both ends or attenuate at base; leathery but thin;  entire or remotely crenate in apical 1/3; shiny green above, whitish beneath; 6-8 pairs of secondary veins, raised beneath; petiole 2-3 cm long. (1)

Illustration: An array of four individual art cards. Pigment ink on 2.5"x3.5" Bristol boards.

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