- Macedonian Oak
name = Macedonian Oak
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
genus = "Quercus"
sectio = "Cerris"
species = "Q. trojana"
binomial = "Quercus trojana"
binomial_authority = Webb
The Macedonian Oak ("Quercus trojana", syn. "Q. macedonicus") is an
oakin the turkey oak section "Quercus" sect. "Cerris". It is native to southeast Europeand southwest Asia, from southern Italyeast across the southern Balkansto western Turkey, growing at low to moderate altitudes (up to 1550 m in the south of the range in southwestern Turkey), in dry areas.
It is a small to medium-sized
treereaching 10-20 m tall, late deciduousto semi-evergreen, with grey-green leaves 3-7 cm long and 1.5-4 cm broad with a coarsely serrated margin. The acorns are 2-4 cm long when mature about 18 months after pollination, and largely enclosed in the scaly acorn cup.
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