Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Trees of Western Australia, Spring bloodwood

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THIS tree is one of the most attractive of the genus Eucalyptus. In appearance it much resembles the Marri, but is of still broader branching habit, and has broad leaves which are not usually thick, are of a bright green on the upper surface and vary from about five to twelve inches in length. This magnificent tree occurs in the Kimberley Division in a few favoured spots associated with fresh water at shallow depths, and may be used as an indicator of such. It rarely exceeds 35 or 36 feet in height, but the trunk is frequently three feet in diameter. The bark is rough and fibrous-flaky like that of the Marri, and is deep brown in colour. The branches are widely spreading or drooping, and the timber is soft and deep red in colour.