Magnolia Leaf Hakea Pin Oak Acorn Hazelnuts Bunya Bunya Pine
First page Previous page Index page Next page Last page

Pin Oak Acorn: watercolour painting by Marina Albert, 2003 [6 of 17]

2003 Quercus palustris Munchh - Pin Oak or Spanish Oak.
The acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, is generally used as animal fodder. However some varieties have been eaten by man and the meal made from the acorn is used in a way similar to corn meal. They provide less protein and carbohydrate than wheat but much more fat.
The Pin Oak is a deciduous tree with a pyramid shape. It colours reddish brown in autumn. The acorn has a short stalk and has a flattened shape when in the cup. It is native to the Mediterranean region. The specimen came from Balwyn, Victoria.

Pin Oak Acorn