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Quercus ilex (Holm oak, Holly oak)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Fagales > Family: Fagaceae > Genus: Quercus

Quercus ilex (Holm oak, Holly oak)
Quercus ilex (Holm oak, Holly oak) Quercus ilex (Holm oak, Holly oak)

Quercus ilex, Arderne Gardens, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

Native to Europe and the eastern Mediterranean. Cultivated as a roadside, park and garden tree in southern Africa.