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Habitat.

— It is found in all the mainland States. As regards New South Wales it occurs on the river banks of the interior, but is particularly abundant and readily available in the valleys of the rivers Murray (which forms the greater part of the boundary between New South Wales and Victoria) and Edwards., one of its tributaries. As regards the Murray, nearly the whole of the Red Gum is on the New South Wales side.




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In the dry areas it is found in depressions or on creek-banks, in any place where water lodges or sometimes flows. In the interior of the various States the occasions on which the Red Gum is in the vicinity of water may be few and far between.

The Murray River Flats are subject to floods, rendering the Red Gum forests unsuitable for agricultural purposes.

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