1893.000 Quercus L. - Oaks

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989) Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Deciduous or evergreen trees. Leaves alternate, simple, serrate, lobed or pinnatifid, rarely entire. Male and female flowers in separate inflorescences. Male flowers borne in pendent catkins; perianth 4-7-lobed; stamens (4-)6(-12). Female flowers solitary or borne in spikes; ovary usually 3-celled, surrounded by an involucre of imbricated bracts which become the cup of the fruit. Fruit a spherical to oblong nut (an acorn), surrounded at the base or almost enclosed by a cup-like involucre.

Derivation of name: an ancient Latin name.

Worldwide: c. 400 species in mainly Northern temperate regions, also in the subtropics and mountains of the tropics, extending south to SE Asia and the Andes of Colombia.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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robur L.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Quercus
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Quercus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Quercus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Quercus
Wikipedia: Quercus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Quercus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Quercus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Quercus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1761, retrieved 28 May 2022

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