COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A Key to the Eucalypts
With descriptions of 522 species and 150 varieties
With an appendix - Leaflet No. 92 - "Taxonomy and Nomenclature of Eucalypts" by R.D. Johnston and R. Marryat, 1965
Canberra, ACT: published by the Forestry and Timber Bureau, 1965.
9.5 x 6 in. 384 pages.
Condition: good. This is a nice clean, straight copy. Some yellowing of the edges of the pages, some fading of the spine's binding, and a touch of soiling on the back cover - otherwise, a good sound copy with no markings or inscriptions.
At the time of publication, this was the most comprehensive descriptive work of the Eucalyptus Genus ever published.
This is not simply a botanical key to the species, but one from which various workers and tree lovers can derive a measure of useful information.
Apart from its purely scientific aspect, the utility and ecological notes and range may be of special interest to apiarists, seed collectors, foresters, entomologists, horticulturalists, dendrologists, oil distillers and others.
The alphabetical lists of species, arranged according to botanical and common names, flowering period and States, together with the list of Species and Synonyms, will be of service to many as a general reference.