Lithocarpus - tanoak is the incorrect common name

The common name for Lithocarpus is stone oak, see several publications listed below.

The tanoak has been moved into a new genus, Notholithocarpus.

Correcting this would avoid confusion between the Asian and Pacific Northwest parts of the family.


Cannon CH, Manos PS. 2003. Phylogeography of the Southeast Asian stone oaks (Lithocarpus). Journal of biogeography 30: 211–226.

Chen X, Kohyama TS, Cannon CH. 2018. Associated morphometric and geospatial differentiation among 98 species of stone oaks (Lithocarpus). PloS one 13: e0199538.

Yang C-K, Chiang Y-C, Huang B-H, Ju L-P, Liao P-C. 2018. Nuclear and chloroplast DNA phylogeography suggests an Early Miocene southward expansion of Lithocarpus (Fagaceae) on the Asian continent and islands. Botanical studies 59: 27.

Thanks for letting us know about this. It is now fixed:

Thanks for the quick response and action!