Species: Quercus pubescens (downy oak)
Details: The downy oak is common throughout central and southern Europe, and in Greece is found almost everywhere. It is one of the most adaptable of the 11 species of oak growing in Greece.
This oak is said to be the tree against which Ibrahim Pasha ordered the corpse of Papaflessas to be set up after the heroic battle of Maniaki. According to one version, Ibrahim, after looking at his dead foe for a few minutes, embraced the body as a sign of deep respect for his great courage. According to another version, recorded in The Life of Papaflessas by Fotakos (Fotis Chrysanthopoulos), Ibrahim, after a minute or two in silence in front of the corpse, which had been tied to a wooden post so as to appear that Papaflessas was standing upright, turned and enjoined his officers to be inspired by his bravery.