Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

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

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