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XLII. E. bicolor A. Cunn

IN view of the fact that E. bicolor (on herbarium specimens) has been confused with E. odorata, and that the species is more diffused than was as one time supposed, the following notes may be useful:—

Bark.—The bark is dark coloured, very thick, and even furrowed like an Ironbark when old, though not so hard; flaky-fibrous, sometimes reminiscent of a Stringybark.

Timber.—The timber is red (or rarely reddish brown). The colour is referred to in this work, Part XI, p. 10. It is sometimes one of the most interlocked of timbers.


This is dealt with at Part XI, pp. 9–12, of the present work, fairly comprehensively.

In Proc. Roy. Soc. N.S.W., xlix, 329 (1915), will be found a note from my pen on the occurrence of E. odorata in New South Wales, but the timber is there erroneously described as reddish, because the specimens referred to (now to be enumerated) are really E. bicolor. They are:—

“Hybrid Box,” T.S.R., ½ mile from Girilambone Railway Station (J.H.M. and J. L. Boorman, August, 1910).

“Mallee Box,” 4½ miles from Coolabah Railway Station on way to Coolabah Experiment Farm (J.H.M. and J. L. Boorman, August, 1910).


See Part XI, p. 12.