Quercus ilex Linn.

Common name

English: Evergreen Oak, Holly-leaved Oak, Holm Oak

German: Steineiche

Portuguese: Azinheira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fagales (31)

        Family: Fagaceae (22) (family description)

          Genus: Quercus (16)

           Epithet: ilex Linn. (1)

Synonyms: Quercus balotta Desf., Quercus ilicifolia Salisb, Quercus rotundifolia Lam., Quercus sempervirens Mill.

ilex => like Holly, Ilex

ilicifolia => from Latin, Ilex, holly and folium, a leaf

rotundifolia => referring to the rounded leaves

sempervirens => evergreen, retaining leaves in winter

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

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