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Holm oak acorns

Observed: 30th July 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in Plants
Developing acorns of Holm oak / Holly oak (Quercus ilex), Samos, Greece, July.
Description:

Small scrubby oak trees with spiky, holly like leaves, with young acorns on Samos, Greece

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Species with which Holm Oak (Quercus ilex) interacts

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Kermes oak

Many thanks Ambroise, I think you are absolutely right and was wondering if the Holm oaks of Samos had very spiny cupules, but Quercus coccifera (new to me) is a better match. This link http://luirig.altervista.org/photos-search/index2.php?rcn=35072 has some images of young acorns just like mine and the shrubby growth form fits well too.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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You're welcome!