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Denis Wilson

You have captured well the flesh-like texture of the Angophora's bark. I like the way it is gripping the stone.

Buford Pruitt

The Neotropical gumbo-limbo tree (Bursera simaruba (L.)Sarg.) has similar bark and bark color, although smaller in stature than your Angophora. It is my favorite tree name. I roll it slowly off my tongue - guuummmbo-limmmbooo, as in "You put de lime in de coconut..."


As young botany students, our class invented a range of dances based on tree types.

The "Angophora Costata" consisted of holding one's arms out to the side at shoulder height and twisting them as much as possible, then much multi directional rotation of the body ensued.

The "Eucalyptus Botryoides" was a much more sedate affair - the holding of the arms straight up to the sky, then swaying the upper body from left to right.

We found it hysterically funny at the time, but perhaps you had to be there.

Joy K.

At a botanical garden, I was walking through a heavily wooded section when I came upon a weathered metal statue of three women, caught in mid-dance. They looked wild and free, even frozen in time. Your first picture brought that scene to mind immediately.

Forest Keeper

What great images you've captured. This is the first I've heard of this tree. Really fascinating! Thank you

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