Pricklybark, Coastal Blackbutt (Eucalyptus todtiana)

A stout tree, wider than tall, growing up to 15 m. It grows on the least fertile soils of the coastal plain, especially to the north of Perth. Its bark is rough and comprised of tough fibres, which stick into one’s hand if rubbed. Pricklybark flowers prolifically in late summer, and its branches droop when weighed down by the subsequent fruits.

Ref:”Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.