cork cambium


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cork cambium

a specific CAMBIUM that contributes towards the production of bark.
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In addition, some woody stems develop a phellogen or cork cambium that gives rise to bark.
As the tree ages, more layers of cork cambium emerge and begin generating additional outer bark cells.
New cells produced by the cork cambium become part of the rough, outer bark, which replaces the epidermis.