Valonia oak

The valonia oak, “quercus macrolepis”, also called Greek oak, is an arboreal plant of the Fagaceae family, its typical product is an exceptionally large dome. Spontaneous tree, introduced in Puglia by the Saracens and by Basilian monks in the Middle Ages is a plant native to the Balkan peninsula, islands of the Aegean Sea and Asia. Its bark and domes contain a lot of tannin, used since the past to dye a beautiful brown color, used in tannery, but also for textile fibers.