First observation of Quercus pedunculiflora C. Koch in the Italian Peninsula
R. Carellahttps://doi.org/10.17221/58/2012-JFSCitation:Carella R. (2013): First observation of Quercus pedunculiflora C. Koch in the Italian Peninsula. J. For. Sci., 59: 130-135.
A few individuals of Grayish oak have been observed in the Low Murgia Plateau, Puglia Region. This is the first time that Quercus pedunculiflora C. Koch has been found in Italy. The territory is dominated by olive trees, where spontaneous vegetation occurs only in residual patches in particular along an important old dry erosion stream, Lama Lamasinata. Individuals of Grayish oak are located along a rural road and in a closed abandoned park which is in the vicinity of Lama Lamasinata, near Balsignano, one of the most important archaeological sites of the Low Murgia Plateau. In the area other deciduous oaks such as Italian pubescent oak, the most common spontaneous oak in the western district of the Murgia Plateau, and Hungarian oak, which is very rare in the Low Murgia Plateau, have been observed.Keywords:
Grayish oak; Low Murgia Plateau; Lama Lamasinata; ecology; refuge area