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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

The cork oak

Authors

S R J Newton

Keywords

Cork, Quercus suber

First Page Number

96

Last Page Number

97

Abstract

The oak or Querus genus embraces about 450 species which are generally restricted to the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Commercial cork is the over-abundant suberous tissue or bark from two rather unique members of the Querus genus, namely Q. suber and Q. occidentalis.

A lthough Western Australia has a most suitable climate for growing cork trees the potential of a local cork growing industry is severely limited.

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