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Vernacular Names.

— This is the Red Gum par excellence of New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. The term "Gum" is applied in Australia to those species of Eucalyptus which have smooth barks. This is called "Red Gum," because it has a red timber. I proposed the name "Murray Red Gum" for it, as it is abundant on the river of that name, and to avoid confusion with the closely-related "Forest Red Gum," but in any convention for the better use of vernacular names I feel sure that the name "Red Gum" would, by common consent, be reserved to the present tree and timber.

For obvious reasons it is also called "Flooded Gum," "River Gum," and "Creek Gum." It used to be called "White Gum" more frequently than it is at the present time. I think that use is confined to South Australia.

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