Kermes Oak / بلوط / سِنديان /

بَلْخ / قِرْمِز /

Quercus coccifera L.

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Edibility and usage

Edibility
Edible
Edible part
  • Acorns
Preparation
  • Grinded
  • Roasted
Blooming period
February to April
Foraging period
September to October
Seed collection period
September to December
Potential medicinal uses
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Hepatic
  • Hypotensive
  • Nervine
  • Tonic
  • Vulnerary

Description

Perenniality
Perennial
Petal colour
  • Green
Leaf type
  • Entire
Life form
  • Phanerophyte shrub
  • Tree

Scientifc data

Genus
Quercus
Family
Fagaceae
Wikidata item
Q158178
GBIF Item
Quercus coccifera L. (2879175)
Conservation status (IUCN)
Least concern

References

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  2. Quercus coccifera L. in GBIF Secretariat (2021). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2022-03-23.
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  8. Zohary, Michael. “A Vegetation Map of Western Palestine.” The Journal of Ecology, 1947, 1–19.
  9. Zohary, Michael. Flora Palaestina. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1972.
  10. Dallman, Peter R. Plant Life in the World’s Mediterranean Climates: California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin. University of California Press, 1998.
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Citation

Quercus coccifera L. in Barari platform (2024). Barari Flora Taxonomy. https://barari.org/species/607 accessed via barari.org on 3/5/2024.

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