Family / taxonomy
Plant type / habitat
Toxicology / Toxicity
distribution Forest plant: forests; kollin (-montan); all of Switzerland; Europe.
description Tree up to 50 m high.
|Bark:||young trees: smooth, blue-green, shiny, quickly cracking; older: dark gray to brownish gray, deeply furrowed.|
|Branches:||boy: ± soon.|
|Leaves:||above: deep green glossy, underside: lighter, waxy blue-green, glabrous or scattered hairy, but never with star hairs, with protruding leaf veins; with 5-7 mostly blunt sections that face each other asymmetrically, with small ears at the base, leathery, alternate, stem: mostly less than 7 mm.|
|Blossoms:||male: in drooping ears; female: inconspicuous, 2-5 leaf angles, short stalked.|
|Flowering time:||April May|
|Fruit:||Ripe fruit (acorn) egg-shaped, smooth, partially enclosed by the fruit cup (cupula), stalks of fruit much longer than leaves.|
|Fruit ripeness:||September October|
Likelihood of confusion
Poisonous plant parts Fruits (unripe> ripe), leaves, bark, buds; Oak wood dust falls under the "substances clearly identified as carcinogenic".
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