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Quercus robur (English 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

Acorns and leaves of Quercus robur. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Trunk of Quercus robur. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Quercus robur (English oak)

Quercus robur (English oak) growing in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Quercus robur, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Has become naturalised in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.