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Quercus Oaks

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Offline BrenJ

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« on: January 05, 2014, 13:29 PM »

We have 7 species of Oak trees here I believe.

Can someone tell me if I have Quercus suber, the Cork Oak, or Quercus ilex ssp rotundifolia in my photo please.

Thank you for any help.

Brenda

Offline Isidro

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 18:00 PM »
Looks like much more Quercus ilex than Q. suber.

Anyway, a photo of the trunk, acorns and mature leaves would be welcome.
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Offline BrenJ

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 10:50 AM »

Thank you Isidro.

I haven't photos of the trunk, acorns etc so will have to take more this year when the oaks flower again and keep an eye on all the trees. I can't even remember where I took this photo, but think it was Ronda La Vieja.

Saludos,

Brenda

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 12:23 PM »
Hi Brenda..... If it was taken in Ronda la vieja then its not cork oak.... Remember that corks require a sandy soil and up at acinipo area its all limestone masif....
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Offline BrenJ

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 18:44 PM »

Yes Clive, you are quite correct. It hadn't occurred to me. There's no Quercus suber at Ronda La Vieja of course. I'll have to take more photos anyway this year.

Brenda

Offline Elmagoverde

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 11:21 AM »
You can take a look to this article about Quercus in Spain also and learn how to distinguish different species:

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