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- n. Any of various trees having red wood, especially certain Australian eucalypts.
- n. A loblolly bay (tree).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to logwood, from its color.
- n. In Jamaica, a tree of the natural order Ternstrœmiaccæ, Laplaeea hæmatoxylon, with dark-red wood.
- n. In Australia, a name of species of Eucalyptus, especially E. corymbosa, yielding the Australian kino.
- n. A large timber-tree of India, Lagerstrœmia Flos-Reginæ, natural order Lythraceæ, with soft but durable blood-red wood, which is largely used for boat-building and ship-knees. Also called jarool-tree.
The dominant vegetation in the Park is open woodland and spinifex (spiny hummockgrass) grassland, with many eucalypts, acacias and grevilleas; notably silverleaf bloodwood Eucalyptus collina and roughleaf range gum E. aspera, The regionally endemic sandstone grevillea Grevillea miniata, and rock grevillea G. psilantha, are found only in the Park.
Woodlands dominated by eucalypts or bloodwood eucalypts (Corymbia spp.) are the most extensive vegetation type, especially on sand and loam soils.
Species include bloodwood Eucalyptus terminalis, tea-tree Melaleuca sp., acacia, lamb's tails Ptilotus sp., shrubs and grasses Themeda avenacea, Enneapogon cylindricus and Eragrostis eriopoda.
Its dominant species are Brachystegia spiciformis and muyombo B. boehmii with Julbernardia globiflora, bloodwood Pterocarpus angolensis, blackwood Dalbergia melanoxylon and Isoberlinia spp. with a shrub layer of Diplorhyncus condylocarpus and species of leadwood Combretum.
Lancewood (Acacia shirleyi) forms significant stands among the dominant ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra) and bloodwood (Corymbia spp.) woodlands on the higher plateau remnants in the southeast of the region.
Coastal plains of the Northern Territory below the Gulf Fall and Uplands are vegetated by woodlands of Darwin stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta), while the Fall is covered by open eucalypt woodlands including Darwin box (E. tectifica) and long-fruited bloodwood (Corymbia polycarpa).
The most extensive vegetation, especially on sand and loam soils, are bloodwood eucalypts (Corymbia spp.) or, on deeper soils in higher rainfall areas, eucalypt-dominated woodlands with Darwin stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta) and Darwin woollybutt (E. miniata).
Books are my only friends: The bloodwood and the desert oak skip to main
The blue kingfisher is investigating the tumour made by white ants in the bloodwood wherein the nest is annually excavated, and soon the chattering notes of the pair will be heard.
What an unflattering contrast to the unclad natives who had dominated yet blended with the scene-the girl the prototype of a swaying palm, the boy that of a tough young bloodwood beside the creek, among the topmost branches of which a crimson-flowered mistletoe made a splash of colour in harmony with the single red feather from the wing of a black cockatoo which the soft-tongued youth had entangled in his hair.