Quercus ilex L. subsp. rotundifolia (Holm oak)

Holm oak


leaves and fruits of Quercus ilex L.

Photo of Holm oak’s leaves and fruits (Quercus ilex L. subsp. rotundifolia)

Quercus ilex L.

Photo of Holm oak (Quercus ilex L. subsp. rotundifolia)

Quercus ilex L. subsp. rotundifolia, Quercus ilex subsp. ballota (Desf.) – (Holm oak)

Perennial tree of the Beech family – fagaceae – up to 15 m. Erect stems, greyish. Pubescent leaves, elliptical, greyish green above, whitish beneath, till 4 cm long, with 8 couples of lateral nerves. Yellowish flowers in hanging spikes. The fruit is a nut, (acorn) dark brown in maturity, edible. Mediterranean dry woods, forming oak-groves

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
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