Leaves are alternate, coriaceous, with sharp serrations on the upper half of the margin, glaucous beneath.
Flowers in May with new leaves.
This is the respective tree in the warm temperate forests.
The wood is used for buildings, utensils, machinaries, fuels and garden trees, hedges.
Distribution ; Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Ryukyu, Cheju Island
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