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Supplementary Material Added at the End of Volume 2

No. 33 Part IX.

Eucalyptus melliodora, A. Cunn.


(Natural Order MYRTACEÆ.)

Timber. — See vol. i, p. 196.

Following are some additional northern opinions, or, rather, opinions on the timber as it is found in the north.

Wood is very good for fencing material, but for saw-milling and building purposes it is, in my opinion inferior to E. hemiphloia, Grey Box. — (W. Dunn, Acacia Creek, Macpherson Range.) Yellow Box, E. melliodora, a very hard and durable timber, but has not been used on account, no doubt, of the difficulty of working it. — (Henry Deane, speaking of Glen Innes to Tenterfield trees.)

Mr. Deane says that much of this timber was used for posts and rails near Cudal on the Forbes line.

Habitat. — See vol. i, p. 197.

In the Kanimbla Valley; also in a paddock on Jack White's Creek, half a mile from Hassan's Walls. It is, of course, common on granite country, and in the localities cited it is either on granite or where the detritus from the sandstone ridges is not thick. — (R. H. Cambage and J.H.M., speaking of the Blue Mountain trees.) The quantity is very limited, in this district, its habitat is on low lands with light sandy subsoil and about stockyards- (W. Dunn, Acacia Creek, Macpherson Range.)


Eucalyptus melliodora. The photographs of this beautiful tree were both taken by Mr. W. Forsyth, on the Wagga Wagga-Tarcutta Road, New South Wales

Eucalyptus melliodora, taken by Mr. W. Forsyth, on the Wagga Wagga-Tarcutta Road, New South Wales

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