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Golden Oak of Cyprus Quercus alnifolia (Height to 8m) is a small, shrubby evergreen oak with numerous branches, a short bole and dark-grey bark pitted with orange-brown lenticels. Leaves are 5cm long, leathery, with a toothed margin, a smooth, dark glossy-green upper surface and a distinctive golden-felted below. Male catkins are yellowish-green and pendulous, and female catkins are smaller and inconspicuous. Acorns are up to 3cm long, and sit in a small scaly cup. A native of the mountains of Cyprus, only seen here in specialist collections.
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Golden Oak of Cyprus Quercus alnifolia (Height to 8m) is a small, shrubby evergreen oak with numerous branches, a short bole and dark-grey bark pitted with orange-brown lenticels. Leaves are 5cm long, leathery, with a toothed margin, a smooth, dark glossy-green upper surface and a distinctive golden-felted below. Male catkins are yellowish-green and pendulous, and female catkins are smaller and inconspicuous. Acorns are up to 3cm long, and sit in a small scaly cup. A native of the mountains of Cyprus, only seen here in specialist collections.

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