Lithocarpus glaber (Thunb.) Nakai

An evergreen tree with usually entire, sometimes toothed leaves, to 12cm, and erect catkins.  [RHSD, Hortus].  The acorns have been consumed as food by the Japanese.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.801/1850].  Obtained from Veitch’s Nursery, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  Believed by Macarthur to be a new introduction to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].


Quercus glabra Blanco (1837) = Quercus ovalis Blanco

Published Feb 03, 2010 - 03:19 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 03:21 PM

More details about Lithocarpus glaber (Thunb.) Nakai
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

China and Japan

  • Quercus glabra Thunb.
  • Pasania glabra (Thunb.) Oerst.
  • Quercus thalassica Hance
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus glabra 

Confidence level medium