Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Quercus macrolepis Kotschy

Frost-hardy, spreading, deciduous or semi-evergreen tree with fissured bark, oblong, angularly-lobed leaves, to 10cm long, and single or small clusters of acorns, to 4.5cm long, with large cups.  To 15m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1731.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.795/1843].


Quercus aegilops Scop. (1772) = Quercus cerris L.

Quercus aegilops Griseb. (1844) = Quercus macedonica A.DC.

Quercus aegilops Mill. (1768) = Quercus lanuginosa D.Don

Published Feb 18, 2009 - 03:04 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 02:40 PM

Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

South east Europe

  • Quercus aegilops L.
  • Quercus ithaburensis ssp. macrolepis (Kotschy) Hedge & Yaltirik.
  • Quercus ventricosa Hort. ex Koehne
Common Name

Valonia oak

Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus aegilops - Valonia Oak

Confidence level high