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Quercus cerris L. - Turkey Oak
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Quercus cerris L.

Synonyms -

Popular names - cer, Cerro, Turkey Oak.

Distribution and Habitat - a species native to southeastern Europe, grows in association with Quercus frainetto.

Description - deciduu tree, 30-35 m tall. Right strain, displacement, Aung shortened to 1.5 m in diameter, bark gray, smooth in the early years, crossed lengthwise, including scarlet sees growth area. Crown narrow, rare. Stems more or less pubescent, buds surrounded by stipele linear, subulate, tomentoase and persistent, 1-2 cm long. Leaves oblong-obovate, base or round subcordata, 4-7 pairs of lobes, subglabre upper face, or subglabre pubescent on the underside; stalks 8-15 mm. Cylindrical male flowers collected in Amenti, the pendulum, 5-8 cm long, female flowers in spikes of 1-5 flowers gathered .. Blooms in April-myou. Pseudoachena Fruit (acorn), short stems, truncata, mucronat top, brown-red, reaching maturity in the second year, the acorn is protected by a woody involucre (cup) up to half, with scales of 1 cm long free long, brown, tomentosi. 2n = 24

Growth rate - fast.

Tolerances - drought, frost does not tolerate strong.

Requirements - exhibitions sunny prefer heavy soils, compact, reddish brown, clay-loam to clay.

Properties and Uses - hard wood, heartwood reddish. Cultivated as ornamental trees, singly or in small groups.


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