Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Trees of Western Australia, Four northen bloodwoods

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Bloodwood is the name given to a number of trees which have certain characteristics in common. The bark varies from smooth throughout, or with small adherent spots or patches of reddish, subpersistent bark to a rough, reddish-brown bark which is more or less friable, so that when rubbed by the hand, the surface layers become detached in the form of small fine splinters. The timber is red, and the leaves have either a widely divergent, almost transverse nerve pattern, or the venation is open and netted. The fruits are woody and globular to urn-shaped, with large, often winged seeds.