Quercus macranthera

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Caucasian oak
Quercus macranthera Tbilisi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Section: Mesobalanus
Species: Q. macranthera
Binomial name
Quercus macranthera
Fisch. & C.A.Mey. ex Hohen. 1838[1]

Quercus macranthera, commonly called the Caucasian oak, or the Persian oak, is a species of deciduous tree native to Western Asia (northern Iran, Turkey; and in the Caucasus in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan)[1] that is occasionally grown as an ornamental tree in Europe growing to 30 meters tall.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 11(2):259. 1838. GRIN (July 10, 2002). "Quercus macranthera information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, A., Wilkinson, J. (2001). Trees of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins.