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  • n. The tree Eucalyptus diversicolor, native to south-western Western Australia
  • n. The hard timber from the karri tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Western Australia, a gigantic tree, Eucalyptus diversicolor.


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  • The region's flagship tree species include three eucalypts: jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), marri (E. calophylla), and karri (E. diversicolor).

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

  • The karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is one of the largest trees on Earth.

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

  • While jarrah and marri grow to only about 20-30 meters in height, some karri forests have canopies up to 70 meters high, and individual trees may grow as high as 80 meters, ranking the karri as one of the tallest trees on earth.

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

  • There's a giant karri that has a firewatching tower near the top.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • A number of restricted range birds are found in this ecoregion, including the red-eared firetail (Stagonopleura oculata) which inhabits karri/tingle forest and creeklines and the white-breasted robin (Eopsaltria georgiana) which can also be found in karri and tingle forest.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • In total, a survey of the karri forest and adjacent vegetation communities in this ecoregion reported nearly 2,000 taxa.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • In the karri forests, the most important families are Fabaceae, Mimosaceae, Orchidaceae, Myrtaceae, and Proteaceae.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • Fire management is an integral part of silviculture practice in karri and jarrah forests.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • The high rains supports forests of karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) and tingle (E. brevistylis, E. jacksonii, and E. guilfoylei), shifting to jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and marri (Eucalyptus calophylla) in areas with lower nutrient soils.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

  • Tall-open karri forests are also harvested (and often clearfelled), while forests with marri trees as major components are also logged.

    Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands


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  • "It's the smell of a karri forest rising into the sky and the bodies of roos and possums returning to the earth as carbon and the cooking smell falling through the dimness like this."

    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 184 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    April 1, 2010