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  Quercus brutia
Author Ten. 1825 Index Seminum (NAP) 1825: 11 1825.
Synonyms robur var. brutia (Ten.) Ten. 1836
robur subsp brutia (Ten.) O.Schwarz 1936 Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13(116): 13 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
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Quercus, Series Roburoid;
-- 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;

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