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Eucalyptus Macrandra?

I found this tree in flower in a park in  West Lakes (my sweetheart is a triathlete, and that is what you can see happening in the background).

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The trunk was smooth and shiny with some peeled bark, and as you can see, the whole tree has been shaped by the prevailing wind.

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The flowers were a yellow shade of green, with the older flowers turning brown.  There were two generations of buds on long, flattened peduncles (always a striking feature, especially with a name like ‘peduncle’!).  The bud caps were 15 mm long–much smaller than the Yates that I know.  Perhaps someone else can confirm or deny whether this is E Macrandra!  I will regain access to Euclid (the CSIRO eucalypt database) later this month after a long, long time when it wouldn’t work for me… and I can’t wait!  For the time being I’m depending on my trusty book collection, which has its limits–and so do I.

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Results like these have me wondering why I would ever bother using walnut hulls for deep browns. I am blessed with great choices in oranges and browns, for sure.

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