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Vernacular Names

— "Red Ash," "Leather Jacket," and "Coopers'Wood." In the Illawarra district of New South Wales it is called "Humhug."

Its general name is "Red Ash," owing to the frequently bright red appearance of the heart-wood. Occasionally also it is called "Mountain Ash." For obvious reasons it is sometimes known as "Coopers' Wood," while its smooth compact bark is alluded to in the name "Leather Jacket."

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