March 03, 2021

Subsection Aegilops Complex in the Aegean Sea Area and Eastern Mediterranean

Here I listed the species of Subsection Aegilops:

Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis (Kotschy) Hedge & Yalt. status=accepted; Chorology: Mediterranean

Quercus vallonea Kotschy. (=Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis) status=synonym; Chorology: Aegean; This should be considered as a new subspecies: Quercus ithaburensis subsp. vallonea

Quercus brantii Lindl. status=accepted ;Chorology: Anatolian-East Mediterranean

Unfortunately, there is not enogh evidence and botanica material, so that the species can't be described or separated exactly.
I would prefer using Section Aegilops for all Quercus aegilops/ithaburensis/macrolepis.
As you see, someone has to clear all the names and make it much more easier to understand which name is used for which plant.
Comment what you think about it. How should the names be used?
And please add Section Aegilops - if you agree. You don't have to.
I'll try to collect a lot of acorns and leafs and maybe try to write a paper how they should be seperated.
I hope this list helps you understand a little bit better Quercus morphology and taxonomy :-)

Sotirios - Cicada and Quercus collector

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February 12, 2021

Distribution of Quercus in Greece

Dear iNaturalists,

I decided to start a project called "Distribution of Oaks (Quercus) in Greece".
I started this project in order to give everyone a clear picture of the distribution and botanical systematic of oaks. (Link to the project:
The following list shows all Quercus species represented in Greece:

Quercus alnifolia (endemic to Cyprus, arrived via anthropogenic means to Attica region)

Quercus aucheri (endemic to Southeast Aegean Sea and Western Anatolia)

Quercus cerris (endemic to whole Greece)

Quercus coccifera (endemic to whole Greece)

Quercus frainetto (endemic to whole Greece, especially North and South Pindos and Eastern Aegean islands)

Quercus ilex (endemic to whole Greece)

Quercus infectoria (East and North Aegean islands)

Quercus ithaburensis subspec. macrolepis (endemic to whole Greece)

Quercus petraea subspec. petraea (endemic to Northern parts of Greece, not represented in Peloponnese and Aegean islands)

Quercus petraea subspec. polycarpa (=Quercus iberica, endemic to Northern parts of Greece, not represented in Peloponnese and Western Aegean islands

Quercus pubescens (endemic to whole Greece)

Quercus robur (endemic to whole Greece except Western Aegean islands)

Quercus trojana (endemic to Macedonia, Central Greece, Sterea Ellas with Evia island included and Western Aegean islands)

Quercus suber (endemic to Western Mediterranenan Sea, introduced for cultivation via anthropogenic means; bark is used as cork)

If you have any question concerning Quercus spec. please don't hesitate asking me!

@greek_cicada_project or just Sotirios Liakas

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September 06, 2020

The Greek Cicada Project

Here's 'Greek cicada project' from Athens, Greece.
In order to make a list of all Greek cicadas this project was founded.
If you are/were in Greece and observed a cicada, please don't forget to tag the project "Hellenic cicadas".
Lower is the List of all Cicadas recorded or sighted up to now (and that's why YOUR contribution counts that much!).
All the cicadas are listed by scientific name and occurrence in Greece.


Cicada orni (whole Greece excepted Crete and Southeast Aegean islands )
Cicada mordoganensis (southeast Aegean islands + Crete)
Cicada cretensis (Crete)
Lyristes plebejus (whole Greece, excepted southeast Aegean islands)
Lyristes gemellus (southeast Aegean islands)
Cicadatra alhageos (Greek mainland)
Cicadatra atra (Greek mainland and Peloponnese)
Cicadatra hyalina (Greek mainland)
Cicadatra atra hyalinata (Greek mainland)
Cicadatra persica (only known in Kastelorizo and Cyprus)


Cicadetta montana (Epirus)
Cicadetta macedonica (Macedonia, Greece)
Cicadetta olympica (Southeast Macedonia, Mt. Olympus)
Euboeana castaneivaga (Evia, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos Island)
Oligoglena flaveola (northern Greek Macedonia)
Oligoglena carayoni (south Peloponnese, Crete)
Oligoglena sakisi (Crete)
Oligoglena goumenissa (Aegean islands)
Oligoglena filoti (most of the Dodecanese, especially on Naxos island)


Tibicina haematodes (Greek mainland and Evia)
Tibicina steveni (Greek mainland and Evia, especially on Mt. Dirfis)

Thanks to all of you and especially to @agapakisnikos and @savvaszafeiriou!

The Greek Cicada Project

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