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Full Name: - Quercus infectoria subsp. veneris

Quercus infectoria subsp. veneris (A. Kern.) Meikle (1985)
Infrageneric Classification
Subgenus Quercus, section Quercus (the white oaks)
Nomenclature Note
Basionym: Q. veneris A. Kern. (1904). Often incorrectly referred to as Q. infectoria subsp. boissieri (Reut.) O. Schwarz (1934), but with the inclusion of Q. veneris A. Kern. (1904) at subspecific rank within this taxon, the name has to be Q. infectoria subsp. veneris due to its priority at that rank being established by Q. lusitanica subsp. veneris (A. Kern.) Holmboe (1914). See ICBN Art 11.4 and its Ex. 15. [Some authors refer to Q. infectoria subsp. boissieri (Reut.) Gürke, but Gürke in K. Richter, Plantae. Europaea 2: 69 (1897) was unclear as to at which rank he applied the epithet, so his combination cannot be taken into account for purposes of priority. See ICBN Art. 35.3.]
Some regard this taxon at species level being tree-like with larger, distinctly petiolate leaves, and large acorns, whereas Q. infectoria subsp. infectoria is shrub-like with small leaves, short petioles and smallish acorns.
Natural Distribution
WEST ASIA: AZERBAIJAN, CYPRUS, N & NW IRAN, N IRAQ, ISRAEL, LEBANON, W SYRIA, TURKEY: (outer & E Anatolia)
Illustration of Leaves
Image from a plant at The National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise) ©Jan De Langhe, Ghent University Botanical Garden, 2010
Synonyms in this Database
Quercus boissieri Reut. (1853)
Quercus inermis Ehrenb. ex Kotschy (1865)
Quercus infectoria subsp. boissieri (Reut.) O. Schwarz (1934)
Quercus araxina (Trautv.) Grossh. (1930)
Quercus syriaca Kotschy (1858)
Quercus lusitanica subsp. veneris (A. Kern.) Holmboe (1914)
Quercus veneris A Kern. (1904)
Hybrids in this Database
Quercus ×mannifera Lindl. (1840)
Main Horticultural References
The Hillier Manual of Trees & Shrubs, 7th ed. (2002) page 251
The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening vol. 3 (1992) page 784 gives author citation as (A. Kerner) Holub
(Bean) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. vol. 3 (1976) page 486 as Q. boissieri "Reut. ex Boiss."
(Bean) Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, 8th ed. Supplement (1988) page 411
Recent Monograph References
(Menitsky) Oaks of Asia (2005) page 102 as Q. infectoria subsp. boissieri (Reut.) O. Schwarz (1934)
(Hardÿ & Lamant) Guide illustré des Chênes (2006) Volume 1, page 220 as Q. infectoria subsp.boissieri
(Heathcoat Amory) The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton (2009) page 105 illustrated (young tree)
Oak Collections Growing this Taxon