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Eucalyptus - the highest tree of all times. The fallen and burned tree of a type of Eucalyptus regnans (an eucalyptus regal) which had height at least 150 meters during lifetime is mentioned in the report of 1872 of the Australian inspector of the state woods William Ferguson.
Unfortunately, presently eucalyptuses don't grow higher than 101 meters. However there is such type of eucalyptuses which is interesting not only the height, but also beauty.
The iridescent eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) is surprising that his trunk as though is covered with multi-colored paints, at the same time the coloring changes all the time. Such effect is reached due to gradual peeling of bark in the form of narrow strips (on the place of old bark new is gradually formed). With age bark changes coloring. At first she bright green, then dark green, further bark gets shades from bluish to purple, then bark becomes pink-orange and at the end - brown and crimson.
The iridescent eucalyptus reaches in height of 75 meters, the trunk reaches diameter of 2,4 meters. Under natural conditions the iridescent eucalyptus grows in the territory of Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea. An iridescent eucalyptus - the only type of an eucalyptus which native habitat is the share of the Northern hemisphere. From the middle of the 20th century other countries have begun to grow up an iridescent eucalyptus: Brazil, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Fiji, Honduras, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, China.
In photos which are more similar to abstract pictures it is visible as bark of an eucalyptus changes the color:
Blossoming of an iridescent eucalyptus can happen within the first year of life, but most often blossoming happens for the first time on the second year of life and then annually:
Leaf and fruits of an iridescent eucalyptus:
The ripened fruits open to pour out seeds:
The main wreckers of an iridescent eucalyptus are termites.
In spite of the fact that a surface of an iridescent eucalyptus of the most different flowers, wood at him the most usual on color - light which darkens over time, becoming red-brown. The majority of plantations of an iridescent eucalyptus in the world are intended for production of cellulose. Wood is also used for production of chipboard, a fibreboard and wood cotton wool. It is possible to make furniture, floors, boats of wood of an eucalyptus.