- Flower nameLithocarpus glaber
- Scientific nameLithocarpus glabra
- Alias尻深樫, Lithocarpus glabra, Shiribukagashi, Japanese oak,
- Place of originJapan, southern China and Taiwan
- Place of floweringGarden, Seashore, Low mountains, Park, Streets, Planting
- Flowering seasonSeptember, October
What is Lithocarpus glaber
Lithocarpus glaber, as known as the Japanese oak（scientific name: Lithocarpus glabra) is native to Japan, southern China and Taiwan,and is a warm-temperate deciduous broad-leaved tree of the family Fagaceae. There are no streaks in the tree and the bark is smooth. It is a tropical tree and grows naturally in the west of Kinki region to Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. The flowers that bloom from summer to autumn are caudate intertwined single flowers with inconspicuous flower coats, and male inflorescences fall off after blooming. The fruits are acorns (nuts) that will bear fruit in the following fall. The acorn is slender and has a concave bottom and can be eaten. The only genus Lithocarpus in Japan is Lithocarpus glabra and Lithocarpus edulis.
Common name: Lithocarpus glaber,, scientific name: Lithocarpus glabra, also known as: Shiribuka gashi, Japanese oak, distribution place: Japan in the west of Kinki to Taiwan, Environment: Cliff, rocky, leaf shape: oblong shape, tree height: 10-15 m, leaf height: 15 cm, leaf edge: full edge, inflorescence shape: catkin, male inflorescence : 5-10 cm long, with a flower cover diameter of 0.2 cm in the form of a dish, dropout after flowering, female inflorescence: inflorescence length 5-10 cm, flower diameter 0.5-1 cm, flower color: male and female pale yellow, flowering period: 9 Moon-October, fruit (acorn) length: 2-2.5 cm, note: insect flower.