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Spike Oak, Sunda Oak
A medium-sized to large, evergreen tree with large, entire leaves that are glossy green above and pale below and up to 40 cm long. The flowers are arranged in spicate inflorescences, followed by brown acorns. Lithocarpus elegans is widespread in montane rainforests from the eastern Himalayas to southern central China and south to Malesia to 2400 m. Its reddish, very hard and durable wood is highly sought after, the acorns are edible after boiling or roasting. It can adapt to warm temperate as well as tropical climates.