Quercus macranthera

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Caucasian oak
Quercus macranthera Tbilisi.jpg
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. Mesobalanus
Q. macranthera
Binomial name
Quercus macranthera
  • Quercus bornmuelleriana O.Schwarz
  • Quercus syspirensis K.Koch

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 metres (98 feet) tall.[2]


It has two subspecies. One subspecies (Quercus macranthera subsp. syspirensis) is found in the thermophilic lower- and mid-montane shrub communities of Turkey, and the other subspecies (Quercus macranthera subsp. macranthera) is found in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and northern Iran, along the Caspian Sea.


  1. ^ a b Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 11(2):259. 1838. "Quercus macranthera". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Mitchell, A.; Wilkinson, J. (2001). Trees of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins.