Species name:

Quercus suber

Taxonomy

Family

Genus

Species

suber

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Quercus suber

Classifier

L.

Distribution

America, Hawaii, Europe, Africa, Taiwan, Japan, South Australia and New Zealand

Utility

Seed can be dried, ground into a powder and used as a thickening in stews or mixed with cereals for making bread. The roasted seed is a coffee substitute. Berries are a great food for wild animals, but also for pigs. Berries are used in Phytotherapy. In the recent past this plant provided a great economic value for production of cork. Ornamental plant and biodiversity

Flowering time

IV - V

Pollen colour

Yellow

Pollen

+++

Nectar

/

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subtriangular
Equatorial view : Oblate, Oval