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Unknown tree

Observed: 12th October 2012 By: djturpindjturpin’s reputation in Plantsdjturpin’s reputation in Plants
2012-10-10 17.26.38
_MG_1132
Description:

There were quite a few early boletes under these early in the year, but none at all in the autumn!
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/275355

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Oak interacts

Comments

Rachy Ramone's picture

Lots of whats?

"boletes"? Had to go and look that up - "fungal fruiting bodies" apparently.

Are you asking for help to ID the tree? In which case photos of the leaves would help...

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

djturpin's picture

Type of tree

Hi! Yes, I'm after the species of tree. I will collect a leaf tomorrow.

Rachy Ramone's picture

It's an oak!

Oh, well done, it's definitely an oak.

The lack of a pedicel (stalk) on the leaf, along with the general shape, suggests that it is Quercus robur, known as English Oak or Pedunculate Oak.

Logically, you'd think that the oak without the stalks would be Sessile ("without a stalk") oak, but that name belongs to Quercus petraea or Sessile Oak: the stalk-ness definition relates to the acorns, not the leaves.

(I just love Botany, don't you?!)

If you can find a couple of acorns, the size and shape of them might make for a positive ID.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY