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White Mahogany (stringybark)

Eucalyptus acmenoides

Description:

White mahogany is a common eucalyptus tree of Eastern Australia. In the northern part of Sydney, where this tree grows on clay soils, the indigenous name is "barayly". Sometimes referred to as the "yellow stringybark" in parts of Queensland, it is one of many fibrous-barked species of Eucalyptus that belong to the family Myrtaceae. However, despite the rough and somewhat stringy bark, this tree is considered by scientists to be in the mahogany group of eucalyptus. It was by its bark that I was able to identify the tree, because it definitely has yellow, stringy bark. The species is well regarded for the high quality of its timber. Medium to tall-sized tree usually to a height of 45 metres (147 ft).

Habitat:

Currently very dry due to drought, but this species seems to cope with that without too much stress. Spotted in Crows Nest National Park, located northwest of Brisbane. Very rocky terrain, mostly granite soils, and dry sclerophyll forest.


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Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.26, Long: 152.11

Spotted on Jul 26, 2018
Submitted on Aug 1, 2018

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