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Common name

English: Bear Oak

German: Busch-Eiche


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Fagales (32)

        Family: Fagaceae (23)(family description)

          Genus: Quercus (16)

            Epithet: ilicifolia (Wangenh.) (1)

Synonyms: Quercus banisteri Michx., Quercus nana (Marshall) Sarg., Quercus pumila Sudw.

banisteri => in honor of Reverend John Baptist Banister (1650–92), English botanist in Virginia, USA

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

nana => dwarf

pumila => short, very small, low, small, dwarf


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Quercus ilicifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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