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_MG_7215 oak

Observed: 7th October 2012 By: miked
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_MG_7215
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) interacts

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There were a few Q. robur

There were a few Q. robur around and probably Q. petrea but it was hard to find a 'proper' Q. petrea. There were several of these probable hybrids which had smaller acorns in clusters with occasional ones on longer stalks. there were plenty of seedlings below. leaves were generally of the petrea type with stalks. form of tree was generally squat with lots of low branches even though probably quite old. growing on acid sandy soil in this very dry part of the country.

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It does have some stellate

It does have some stellate hairs, will try to get photo. However not sure this helps as Q. x rosacea may have them too?

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http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/299108
have taken photo on underside of one of the leaves shown in the images above and put it on as a spangle gall observation. It shows loads of stellate hairs. however I also photographed bog standard Q. robur and it too has stellate hairs but a lot fewer of them.

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If it has some stellate hairs

If it has some stellate hairs then I can't see any characters that I would attibute to Q. robur. What characters make you think it could be a hybrid?