621 - Figured Eucalypt (eucalyptus obliqua)
Size is roughly 18mm x 18mm x 125mm.
The pen blanks are dry, they are not enclosed in wax.
A small and tall tree found through-out Australia in wet forests and coastal localities from Kangaroo Island in South Australia through southern Victoria, Tasmania and eastern New South Wales. They are also a few small occurrences in far south-eastern Queensland extending to Mt Castle at the south end of the Mistake Range. It occurs on well-drained soils.
Eucalyptus obliqua has thick, stringy rough bark over the trunk extending to the branchlets. It belongs in the green-leaved ash group and is notable for the large, obliquely ovate, glossy green, petiolate, pendulous juvenile leaves. Adult leaves are glossy green, buds in 9s to 15s or more, buds pedicellate, clavate. Fruit are usually distinctly pedicellate and barrel-shaped. It is never glaucous.
Source - www.anbg.gov.au
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