Quercus macrolepis

Quercus macrolepis, the Valonia oak,[1] the old name for Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis.

Valonia oak
Quercia vallonea Tricase 3.JPG
Example of Q. macrolepis at Tricase, Lecce
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subgenus: Quercus subg. Quercus
Section: Quercus sect. Cerris
Q. macrolepis
Binomial name
Quercus macrolepis
  • Quercus ithaburensis
  • Quercus aegilops

Geographical rangeEdit

It is found in the Balkans, and in the southern and eastern Mediterranean, including the Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel, and Morocco.


Quercus ithaburensis ssp. macrolepis

The cups, known as valonia, are used for tanning and dyeing as are the unripe acorns called camata or camatina. The ripe acorns are eaten raw or boiled.[2]

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