• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Crete isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    September 2004
Downy oak

Photo of acorns of Downy oak, Quercus pubescens. It is one of the most common deciduous oaks of Greece. It can be distinguished by its lanceolate lobed leaves that are densely downy beneath. Its male flowers form a pendulous inflorescence (catkin) and appear in early spring. Its acorn-cups have very small and dense scales.