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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3
Western Australia, Trees, salmon gum, scarlet pear gum
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The name salmonophloia, meaning salmon-barked, was given to this tree in 1878 by Ferdinand Mueller, the famous Australian botanist. The title of "Salmon- Barked Gum-Tree" had already been bestowed upon this tree by the early settlers, a name which apparently referred to the colour of the bark in fracture when it resembles the colour of cooked salmon flesh. The external colouration varies from a brownish pink at the end of summer to almost white in winter, usually with greyish-purple patches.
Gardner, C A.
"Trees of Western Australia - salmon gum and scarlet pear gum,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 1:
4, Article 10.
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