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  • n. An Australian eucalyptus, Eucalyptus pilularis, having dark fibrous bark; a similar tree, Eucalyptus andrewsii from New England

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A valuable timber-tree, Eucalyptus pilularis, of southeastern Australia.


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  • The topmost are called blackbutt...three guesses why.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The tall eucalypt forests, dominated by pure stands of blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis, occur mainly on the high dunes adjoining the rain forests.

    Fraser Island, Australia

  • Comprises seven main vegetation types: closed forest including rain forest and tall eucalypt forest dominated by satinay and brushwood; blackbutt forest; scribbly gum and wallum banksia communities; communities of wet sites often dominated by Melaleuca spp.; coastal communities; Callitris forest and woodlands; and mangrove and salt marsh.

    Fraser Island, Australia

  • Unlogged stands of blackbutt are rare, however a good example of unlogged blackbutt forest is preserved in Mount Seaview Nature Reserve.

    Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Australia

  • The single most important commercial hardwood species in northern New South Wales is blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis, which is predominant over a range of understoreys varying from wet to dry sclerophyll forest.

    Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Australia

  • The drier blackbutt community occurs at lower altitudes on the northern slopes of Mount Banda Banda.

    Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Australia

  • Tall blackbutt (Eucalyptus patens), jarrah, and marri forest can all be found in river valleys.

    Southwest Australia woodlands

  • Sustainable logging continues in state-held eucalyptus forests and woodlands, with tallowwod, Sydney blue gum, spotted gum, blackbutt, and flooded gum harvested.

    Eastern Australian temperate forests

  • Further south in New South Wales, Sydney blue gum (E. saligna), ironbark (E. paniculata), and blackbutt are common.

    Eastern Australian temperate forests

  • She gave up all hope of finding her home, and sat down at the foot of the biggest blackbutt tree, with her face buried in her hands and knees, and thought of all that had happened, and what might happen yet.

    Dot and the Kangaroo


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