|11. Amur Corktree
A member of the citrus family, the corktree is native to eastern Asia. The compound leaves have a characteristic odour and produce aromatic oils. The bark is composed of cork ridges which gives an elastic sensation when touched. Despite its name, the corktree is not the world's commercial source of cork, but rather the cork oak (Quercus suber) which is pursued for this product.
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