Cork, Quercus suber
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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.
Newton, S R J
"The cork oak,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 17
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol17/iss3/8