Deciduous tree to 15 m or so tall. Bark soft and slightly corky, furrowed, grey to black. Leaves lanceolate, mostly 8-15 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, hairless except when young; veins 14-16 (-20) pairs, margin with bristle-tipped shallow triangular teeth; tip pointed, base rounded or tapering gradually. Leaf stalk mostly 0.5-3 cm long. Acorns in 1s or 2s, 1-2 cm long, slightly flatted at the tip, cup scales hairy and spreading, concealing about two thirds of the acorn; stalk short.
Himalaya, China to Japan
Leaves lanceolate like those of the Chestnut, with bristled shallow teeth; most of the acorn enclosed by the cup.
NSW: Mt Tomah (Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, yard). VIC: Ballarat (Lakeview Hospital); Box Hill (Box Hill Gardens, narrow-leaved variant); Beechworth (street tree near swimming pool); Bright (2 street trees in Bakers Gully Rd); East Melbourne (Darling Square 13 m tall in 1983); Emerald (Emerald Lake Park, behind boatshed); North Harcourt (about 40 years old in 1990); Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Oak Lawn, a herbarium specimen was taken from this tree in 1928).
Source: (1997). Fagaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.