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Quercus frainetto (Hungarian Oak)

Synonyms: Quercus apennina; Quercus byzantina; Quercus conferta; Quercus conferta var. racemosa; Quercus dalechampii var. hungarica; Quercus esculiformis; Quercus esculus; Quercus esculus var. velutina; Quercus farnetto; Quercus farnetto subsp. conferta; Quercus frainetto f. hubenyana; Quercus frainetto f. spectabilis; Quercus frainetto var. hungarica; Quercus frainetto var. insularis; Quercus frainetto var. racemosa; Quercus frainetto var. spectabilis; Quercus frainetto var. typica; Quercus hungarica; Quercus pannonica; Quercus pyrenaica var. macrophyllos; Quercus sessiliflora f. conferta; Quercus slavonica; Quercus spectabilis; Quercus strigosa; Quercus toza subsp. conferta; Quercus toza var. spectabilis

Wikipedia Abstract

Quercus frainetto (syn. Quercus conferta Kit., Quercus farnetto Ten.), the Hungarian oak or Italian oak, is a species of oak, native to southeastern Europe (parts of Italy, the Balkans, parts of Hungary, Romania) and Turkey; it is classified in Quercus sect. Mesobalanus.
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Height [1]  98 feet (30 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Monoecious
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Structure [1]  Tree
Usage [1]  A mulch of the leaves repels slugs, grubs etc, though fresh leaves should not be used as these can inhibit plant growth; The seed cups are used as buttons; The bark is a commercial source of tannin; Tannin is also found in the leaves and wood; Oak galls are excrescences that are sometimes produced in great numbers on the tree and are caused by the activity of the larvae of different insects. The insects live inside these galls, obtaining their nutrient therein. When the insect pupates and leaves, the gall can be used as a rich source of tannin, that can also be used as a dyestuff;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino 24058 Italy  
Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo 90310 Italy  
Bosco Cupolicchio (Tricarico) 4280 Italy  
Comprensorio Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate 166977 Italy  
Dolomiti di Pietrapertosa 3244 Italy  
Foresta Gallipoli - Cognato 10500 Italy  
La Gallinola - Monte Miletto - Monti del Matese 61781 Italy  
Lago di Vico Monte Venere e Monte Fogliano 5236 Italy  
Massiccio del Monte Pollino e Monte Alpi 217581 Italy  
Monte Rufeno 5780 Italy  
Monti Simbruini 49139 Italy  
Parco Del Cilento e Vallo de Diano National Park 551095 Italy


Agrilus angustulus <Unverified Name>[2]
Andricus anthracina <Unverified Name>[2]
Andricus curvator[2]
Andricus fecundator <Unverified Name>[2]
Andricus inflator <Unverified Name>[2]
Andricus kollari (Marble Gall Wasp)[2]
Andricus lucidus <Unverified Name>[2]
Andricus quercusradicis[2]
Andricus quercusramuli[2]
Andricus solitarius[2]
Andricus sufflator <Unverified Name>[2]
Biorhiza pallida[2]
Bostrichus capucinus[2]
Cynips longiventris <Unverified Name>[2]
Cynips quercusfolii (common oak gall wasp)[2]
Macrodiplosis dryobia[2]
Macrodiplosis pustulans <Unverified Name>[2]
Macrodiplosis roboris <Unverified Name>[2]
Macrodiplosis volvens[2]
Neuroterus albipes <Unverified Name>[2]
Neuroterus aprilinus <Unverified Name>[2]
Neuroterus numismalis[2]
Neuroterus quercusbaccarum (Oak Spangle Gall Wasp)[2]
Neuroterus tricolor <Unverified Name>[2]
Pseudoinonotus dryadeus[3]
Rhynchaenus quercus[2]
Trigonaspis megaptera[2]
Xylobolus frustulatus[3]


Parasitized by 
Erysiphe alphitoides[3]


S. & C. Italy, Balkan Pen. to NW. Romania, NW. Turkey;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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