Quercus ilex L. (Evergreen oak)

Evergreen oak


Quercus ilex

Photo of evergreen oak’s fruits and leaves (Quercus ilex L.)

Quercus ilex L. subsp. ilex – (Evergreen oak)

Perennial tree of the Beech family – fagaceae – up to 20m. Erect stems, greyish. Elliptical leaves; bright green, non pubescent, above, whitish beneath, till 4 cm long, with 11 couples of lateral nerves. Yellowish flowers in hanging spikes. The fruit is a nut, (acorn) dark brown in maturity, bitter, non edible. Mediterranean humid woods, forming oak-groves.

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31 March, 2021

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