Quercus ilex L. subsp. ilex
PHOTOS OF EVERGREEN OAK
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 11couples 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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