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Bark

— It belongs to the smooth-barked group of gum-trees, and yet as compared with the silky smoothness of the White Gum (hæmastoma), or of the Blue Gum (saligna), its bark is raspy to the touch. As a whole, its trunk may be said to have a dirty appearance, often inclining to a yellowish or brownish cast. Large pieces of thin, dark-coloured outer bark give it a blotched appearance. I have already alluded to this in speaking of "Vernacular names."

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