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Quercus mongolica

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Quercus mongolica

Mongolian oak
Mongolian oak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Section: Quercus
Species: Q. mongolica
Binomial name
Quercus mongolica
Fisch. ex Ledeb.

Quercus mongolica, commonly known as Mongolian oak, is a species of oak native to Japan, southern Kuriles, Sakhalin, Manchuria, Central and Northern China, Korea, eastern Mongolia, and eastern Siberia. The species can grow to be 30 m tall.[1]


The flavono-ellagitannins mongolicin A and B can be found in Quercus mongolica var. grosseserrata.[2]


  1. ^ Chengjiu Huang, Yongtian Zhang & Bruce Bartholomew. "Quercus mongolica". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Tannins and related compounds. LXXI. Isolation and characterization of mongolicins A and B, novel flavono-ellagitannins from Quercus mongolica var. grosseserrata. Ishimaru K, Ishimatsu M, Nonaka G, Mihashi K, Iwase Y and Nishioka I, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 1988, volume 36, number 9, pages 3312-3318

Further reading

  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan, 1984. ISBN 978-0-87474-708-9
  • Woody Plants of Japan, Vol. 1, 2000. ISBN 4-635-07003-4
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