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Scientific Name  Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.
Trade Name  Mysore gum
Local Name  Eucalyptus, Eucali
Family  Myrtaceae
Tree Size  large
Tree Height ( m )  25 -
Tree Diameter ( cm )  40 -
Tree Distribution  Native of Australia, extensively raised in plantations
Sapwood-Heartwood Distinction  Distinct
Sapwood Colour  Light or pale red
Heartwood Colour  Reddish-brown
Hardness  Hard to very hard
Specific Gravity Based on Weight Over-dry and Volume Green 
Weight  very heavy
Weight(Kg)/cubic meter at 12% Moisture Content  980 -
Texture  Medium
Grain  Straight
Growth Rings  Indistinct
Porosity  diffuse porous
Vessel Size  Medium
Vessel Arrangement  Moderately numerous, mostly solitary; rarely in radials or in oblique chains
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)  510
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Green)  866
Modulus of Rupture kg/cm2 (Dry)  60000
Modulus of Elasticity in kg/cm2 (Dry)  100800
Uses  Mainly for pulping; suitable for packing cases and boxes; beams, columns, poles and posts

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