One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Australian eucalyptus with thick fibrous bark.
Several species in the genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae
- ‘The other eucalypts can be broken up very broadly into two classes: those with rough permanent barks which are called stringybarks, boxes, and ironbarks: and those which want the best of both eucalypt worlds, the blackbutts and woollybutts, which have smooth upper branches and rough bark trunks.’
- ‘Dramatically, single species emerge, like alpine ash, and the woollybutts that are signposts of regular winter snow.’
- ‘In the more dense woodland away from the coastline, stands of the distinctive Kentia Palms which reach for the sky among the stringybarks and woollybutts.’
- ‘It was full of woollybutts, a beautiful flowering gum tree whose name I am unable to type correctly at first attempt, and boabs or bottle trees, which look like someone's attached a pump to a normal tree and left it to inflate for an hour.’
- ‘If the woollybutts are also pruned early and the foster species thinned at mid rotation, interesting fat logs could be grown in medium rotations.’
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