Species name:

Quercus ilex

Taxonomy

Family

Genus

Species

ilex

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Euro-Mediterranean, North Africa, Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand. In Italy prefers arid scrub (0-850 m)

Utility

Medicinal use, wood, truffle cultivation, food and feed. Windbreaks, ornamental plant and biodiversity. It provides a very important contribution of food (pollen) for honeybee and wild bees.

Flowering time

IV - VI

Pollen colour

gold yellow

Pollen

++

Nectar

No

Pollen characteristic

Quercus ilex
Quercus ilex
Quercus ilex
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Suboblate
Quercus ilex
Quercus ilex
Quercus ilex