|Quercus 'Arthenice' Jablonski Journ. Int. Oak Soc., 21: 37 (2010)|
Named by the originator, André Charlier, after his daughter Catherine: "Arthenice" being an anagram.
Deciduous tree. Leaves up to 10.5 × 4.5 cm, edged with 8 - 9 acute, slightly undulate lobes on each side, glossy dark green above and paler beneath, base cordate, often asymmetrical. Petiole 3 - 12 mm, distinctlly red to brown-red. The pointed acorns are up to 4 cm long and, when ripe, show a certain rusty color (not as brown as with Quercus robur L.). Originated in 1987 from seed collected in the public park "Pincio" in Rome, Italy, under an oak showing an unique upright growth. The 29 year old plant has reached 9 × 4 m. It is possibly a hybrid of Quercus canariensis Willd. × Quercus robur L. × Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl..
Harold Hillier Herbarium HILL, Standard Specimen No. 6812, E. J. Jablonski 08082009, 20 August 2008, collected together with Piers Trehane and André Charlier from the original plant (ortet) at Arboretum Rond Chêne, Esneux, Belgium.
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