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  Quercus brutia
Author Ten. 1825
Synonyms robur var. brutia (Ten.) Ten. 1836
robur subsp brutia (Ten.) O.Schwarz 1936
thomasii Ten. 1825
robur var. thomasii (Ten.) A.DC 1864
brutia var. thomasii (Ten.) Simonk. ex Nyman 1881
Local names  
Range South Italy, near Napoli; Calabra; West Balkany;
Growth habit small tree;
Leaves 10-16 x 4.5-6 cm; leathery; like those of Q.robur but larger, with shorter lobes, deeper sinuses, margins slightly lobed or entire; young leaves pubescents beneath;
Fruits acorn 3-4 cm long, 1.2 cm in diameter; glabrous; enclosed 1/3 or 1/4 by the cup; cup 1.5-2.3 cm in diameter, thick, woody, with numerous appressed scales apically pointed; peduncle tomentose and short (1-3 mm);

Bark, twigs and

branchlets pubescent; bud ovoid, pubescent;
Hardiness zone, habitat hardy; all types of soils;
Miscellaneous -- A. Camus : n° 154
-- threatened species; cultivated at Anduze;
-- really distinct species from
Q.robur (while close to): leaves lobes deeper, acorn peduncles shorter and densely tomentose, cup with apically free and spreading scales;
Subspecies and