"Most of us find it very difficult to identify different species of eucalypt.
You often hear people say they all look the same.
Of course, they don’t. There are over 700 species of the iconic tree genus, and
they can be very different in form, height, flowers and colours.
With all this variety, it’s nice to have a few species we can identify from
metres away, just from looking at the colours and patterns of the bark on the
trunk. The spotted gum is one of these instantly recognisable eucalypts.
You may well have seen a spotted gum growing happily on an urban street. These
smooth-barked eucalypts have been planted up and down many suburban streets.
In fact, if the spotted gum has a secret superpower, it would be the ability to
fit into our cities with a minimum of fuss. They’re big trees, and produce vast
quantities of blossoms, attracting nectar-eaters like rainbow lorikeets in
droves. They grow easily, grow straight and grow tall."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics