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Rain on the Swamp Mallet bark, at this time of the year, throws up an interesting palette. The camera picks up more brilliance than I can see with my naked eye.

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Nokia Lumia 530 windows phone

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Trees

Bark Art

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Trees

Eucalyptus spathulata: swamp mallet

With prompting from Claudette in the comments yesterday, I collected a sample piece of that tree which has the wonderful bark I featured in my previous post.

I spent hours trawling websites and – hurrah- identified it as a swamp mallet which is native to Western Australia and does well in poorly drained and saline soils..

Feature photo was taken with the Nokia Lumia 530 while walking the dog.

Then I put the piece on some cork board and photographed with the Nokia Lumia 520 in poor daylight. I was surprised to see different coloured clusters which had up to seven buds. From memory, the cream flowers were not at all showy. Some old fruit is left on the branch.

 

 

I discovered the difference between a mallee and a mallet tree – the former grows many trunks from a sort of tuber underneath the ground, and the latter grows from a single trunk. I bet Claudette could have told me what the tree was, just from the images! However, I did enjoy my jaunt around the web looking at all the lovely Australian natives.

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