What is the identity of this tree? These pictures were taken in Taormina, Sicily.

unknown Sicilian Tree

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    $\begingroup$ Was an obviously planted tree or did it look like a native species of the region? $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Commented Oct 12, 2016 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ It was on farmland..so I would have guessed a native species, but it seems not; Thanks to RHA for explaining that its native only to eastern Australia. Greatly appreciated! $\endgroup$
    – OrbitRob
    Commented Oct 14, 2016 at 14:02

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It looks like the Silky oak, Grevillea robusta, which is btw not related to our indigenous oaks (quercus). It's native only to eastern Australia, so planted in Sicily. https://pommepal.wordpress.com/tag/silky-oak/

  • $\begingroup$ This looks spot on. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Oct 13, 2016 at 9:38

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