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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A medium-sized evergreen oak, Quercus suber, native to the Mediterranean region. The cork oak is grown commercially for its thick, spongy bark. The [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cork cork] is harvested every 10-12 years. The wood from the cork oak is too brittle for use.
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A medium-sized evergreen oak, Quercus suber, native to the Mediterranean region. The cork oak is grown commercially for its thick, spongy bark. The [[cork]] is harvested every 10-12 years. The wood from the cork oak is too brittle for use.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
''Quercus suber''; Korkeiche (Deut.); alcornoque(Esp.); chne-lige (Fr.); srier (Fr.); kurkeik (Ned.); sobreiro (Port.); sughera (It.); quercia da sughero (It.); cork tree
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''Quercus suber''; Korkeiche (Deut.); alcornoque(Esp.); chêne-liège (Fr.); sûrier (Fr.); kurkeik (Ned.); sobreiro (Port.); sughera (It.); quercia da sughero (It.); cork tree
 
 
[[File:corkoakf5.jpg|thumb|Cork oak
 
  
''Quercus suber'']]
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[[File:corkoakf5.jpg|thumb|Cork oak ''Quercus suber'']]
== Other Properties ==
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
Medium sized tree growing to 20 m.  Bark=very thick porous, light gray with deep reddish-brown furrows.  Leaves = simple ovoid, dark green with wavy toothed edges.  Fruit=narrow acorn with loose scaly cap, maturing every year.
 
Medium sized tree growing to 20 m.  Bark=very thick porous, light gray with deep reddish-brown furrows.  Leaves = simple ovoid, dark green with wavy toothed edges.  Fruit=narrow acorn with loose scaly cap, maturing every year.
  
== Authority ==
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==Resources and Citations==
  
* Michael McCann, Michael McCann, ''Artist Beware'', Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
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* Michael McCann, ''Artist Beware'', Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  
* Website address 1, Website address 1  Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_oak (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_oak (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
 
* ''Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia'', Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
 
* ''Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia'', Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976

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Cork oak Quercus suber

Description

A medium-sized evergreen oak, Quercus suber, native to the Mediterranean region. The cork oak is grown commercially for its thick, spongy bark. The Cork is harvested every 10-12 years. The wood from the cork oak is too brittle for use.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Quercus suber; Korkeiche (Deut.); alcornoque(Esp.); chêne-liège (Fr.); sûrier (Fr.); kurkeik (Ned.); sobreiro (Port.); sughera (It.); quercia da sughero (It.); cork tree

Cork oak Quercus suber

Physical and Chemical Properties

Medium sized tree growing to 20 m. Bark=very thick porous, light gray with deep reddish-brown furrows. Leaves = simple ovoid, dark green with wavy toothed edges. Fruit=narrow acorn with loose scaly cap, maturing every year.

Resources and Citations

  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976

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