The Eucalyptus of California

  title={The Eucalyptus of California},
  author={Robert Leroy Santos},
  journal={Southern California quarterly},
  • R. Santos
  • Published 1 July 1998
  • Geography
  • Southern California quarterly
Eucalyptus is a large family having over 600 species growing in its native habitat of Australia. It is like the pouched mammals found there having a species for every climatic variable. There are small ones, large ones, bushy ones, and erect ones. One for every possibility. Species of eucalyptus live in a vast array of local natural environments. Some are found in arid climates. Others prefer swampy conditions with its abundance of moisture. Some can exist in low temperatures while others will… Expand
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