On 1 Nov, Barry Garcia wrote
(quoting a previous post of mine):

> [log in to unmask] writes:
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> >
> >I don't know which kind of eucalyptus tree we have here...

> It's probably Eucalyptus camaldulensis, the Red River Gum, or it might
> even by Eucalyptus occidentalis (although the former was used to help dry
> up swampy areas, and the latter is grown in plantations according to one
> source)

<snip URLs to pictures of 3 types of eucalyptus tree>

    Thanks for the URLs. Unfortunately the pictures weren't detailed enough
for me to match up with our local kind. A short surf, though,  through
Google-infested waters (  ;-)  ) produced enough info for me to
conclude that, although today people here are trying to grow more than
40 different types of eucalypts for various (exportable) purposes,
the original tree--- the one I was referring to --- is probably your
first guess:  Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
    As for oder: when wet, walking down a street lined with them is
like taking a tour through a bottle of Vicks Vapo-Rub (for those who
haven't had the pleasure: it's a _very_ potent  greasy gell, rubbed on
the chest and around the nose [ usually before bed-time] to open up
even the worst case of blocked nasal passages and congested bronchial
The main contributory factor to its extremely sharp smell is an oil derived
eucalyptus leaves. After a serious rain (however it's idiomatically
described  ;-)  )
the smell is something that you just can't miss! :-)

Dan Sulani
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