Also known as: Lyptus
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus spp. (many)
Origin: South America
Description: The veneer produced from several closely related species of Eucalyptus is so similar that it is not possible to distinguish one from another. A generation or so ago it was not always easy to obtain, supplies having to come mainly out of Australia where it is commonly referred to as Blue Gum – a reference to the colour of the bark. Now, however, it is widespread in Europe and South. Colour is variable, usually incorporating shades of yellowy biscuit or a light, occasionally pinkish brown. Some examples will display a stronger, clearer pink and veneer from these is sometimes referred to as Rose Eucalyptus. South American Eucalyptus is found in pink to red colours and known as Lyptus.