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Ancient Oaks and Biodiveresity page 1
Aljos Farjon FLS reports on the biodiversity of High Park,...
Website Editor | Jun 28, 2024
David Oliver and the northernmost oak (to date)
Oaks found close to the 70th parallel north
DW Oliver | Jun 28, 2024
Action Oak Report 2023-24
Action Oak is a unique collaboration of charities,...
Annabel Narayanan | Jun 26, 2024

Plant Focus

Quercus peninsularis
A Red Oak (Section Lobatae) endemic to inland ranges of northern Baja California, Mexico

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Frère Sennen's Names

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The author Sennen crops up regularly among the Spanish oaks. He described a number of species from Spain and had an eye for hybrids, a trait that can also be seen in work he did in other genera.

Quercus obtecta's hidden epithet uncovered

Quercus warkoensir??

The Diversity of the Epithet “dshorochensis”

Quercus dschorochensis

An unusual name based on a river in Turkey has quite a few variants

Does Quercus cerris Grow In Spain?

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Linnaeus wrote in his prologue of Quercus cerris that it "lives in Spain," but the species does not occur naturally there...

Mysterious Hansen Name Unveiled

In some oak databases one can find a few oak names described by a certain Hansen. And in every instance there is no link to a publication whatsoever...