Saturday, 8 September 2012

A bored Eucalypt


This is the trunk of the Eucalyptus maculata aka Corymbia maculata. We thought long and hard about this, and gave it the common name, 'Spotted Gum'.


NB ... update ... In the comments, Joan has queried whether this is really a 'Spotted Gum' as the variety she knows from the South Coast has colourations on the bark but not the dimpling. There are a number of varieties of gum (not all eucalypts) that have the common name, 'spotted gum'. The variety I show here starts the same way: as the bark peels, the trunk beneath takes a colourful, but mottled, appearance. This variety takes a more or less dimpled appearance. It could also be the scientific name Corymbia citriodora (MYRTACEA). The dimpling is not caused by a bug.


This blog participates in the Weekend in Black & White meme.

17 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

great macro and perspective too :)

Nellies said...

Never seen anything like this before! Beautiful Julie.
Have a wonderful weekend.

HansHB said...

Nice post, and perfect in B&W!

Leonora said...

Great photos! Have a nice weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Adore the pun in the post title! And the macro glimpse of the tree trunk in monochrome is fascinating! Interesting layering and almost an embossed pattern!

Dina said...

Weird and wonderful.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great b&w!

Carole M. said...

I love these gums too; beautiful black and whites from you Julie

AmitAag said...

..great pics of a grand tree, Julie!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/09/monochromelake-magic-black.html

Joan Elizabeth said...

Are you sure it is a spotted gum? Doesn't look like one to me. The spotted gums down the coast have their spots created by various bits of bark falling off. This one is definitely spotty but it is all those dimples causing the spots. Maybe there are two type of spotted gum.

Carver said...

I love these shots. The bark is so distinctive.

Taken For Granted said...

Hi Julie, these are great B&W shots of a tree few Americans get to see. Most unusual.

Thank you for joining my blog. Come back often.
Jeff

Riet said...

These are great b&w photo's. Happy weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fascinating tree, Julie. I loved Australia's flora as well as its fauna.
K

Brian King said...

Gorgeous black and whites! I love the texture on that tree!

Dragonstar said...

That's incredible texture. I've never seen anything like it! Great post.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great title Julie and one more reason to never allow oneself to get bored!!