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Scientific Name  Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maid.
Trade Name  Rose gum, Flooded gum
Local Name  Eucalyptus, Eucali
Family  Myrtaceae
Tree Size  Large
Tree Height ( m )  30 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  40 -
Tree Distribution  Native of Australia, extensively raised in plantations
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Pinkish
Heartwood Colour  Pinkish-brown to reddish-brown
Hardness  Moderately hard to hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  Moderately heavy to heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  740 -
Growth Rings  Indistinct or scarcely distinct
Porosity  Diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Large to medium
Vessel Arrangement  Mostly solitary, sometimes in oblique alignment
Vessel Diameter   -
Vessel Element Lenght  -
Pit Outline 
Pit Size 
Vessel Ray Pitting 
Ray Nature  Fine, closely spaced
Ray Arrangement/Type 
Ray Number  -
Ray Height  -
Fibre Walls 
Fiber Length 
Modulus of Rupture in kg/cm2 (Green) 
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green) 
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry) 
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry) 
Uses  Mainly for pulping; suitable for packing cases and boxes; crates, beams, columns, poles and posts

College of Forestry - KAU