Quercus suber

Local name
LocationVerbania, Italy

Quercus suber, commonly called the cork oak, is a medium-sized, evergreen oak tree in the section Quercus sect. Cerris. It is the primary source of cork for wine bottle stoppers and other uses, such as cork flooring and as the cores of cricket balls. It is native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. In the Mediterranean basin the tree is an ancient species with fossil remnants dating back to the Tertiary period.It endures drought and makes little demand on the soil quality. Cork oak forests are home to a multitude of animal and plant species. Since cork is increasingly being displaced by other materials as a bottle cap, these forests are at risk as part of the cultural landscape and animal species such as the Iberian lynx are threatened with extinction.

Tags Natural Monument
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_suber

Address (Unnamed Road), 28838, Italy

Coordinates 45°54'39.91" N 8°32'20.127" E

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