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Quercus macrolepis

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Quercus macrolepis

Quercus macrolepis
Example of Q. macrolepis at Tricase, Lecce
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Section: Cerris
Species: Q. macrolepis
Binomial name
Quercus macrolepis

Quercus ithaburensis
Quercus aegilops

Quercus macrolepis, the Valonia oak,[1] is a tree in the family Fagaceae.

It is found in the Southern Mediterranean, in the Balkans including the Greek Islands, in Morocco, and in Turkey.


Quercus ithaburensis ssp. macrolepis

The cups, known as valonia, are used for tanning and dyeing as are the unripe acorns called camata or camatina. The ripe acorns are eaten raw or boiled.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Society for Valonia Oak website
  2. ^ Qercus aegilops on
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