Minni ritchi

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Minni ritchi bark on an Acacia in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Minni ritchi is a type of reddish brown bark that continuously peels in small curly flakes, leaving the tree looking like it has a coat of red curly hair. Brooker and Kleinig (1990) formally described it as a bark type in which "the outer rich, red-brown smooth bark splits both longitudinally and horizontally, the free edges rolling back without completely detaching to expose new green bark beneath".

A number of species of Acacia and Eucalyptus have minni ritchi bark. These include:


  • Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. (1990). Field Guide to Eucalypts, Volume 2: South-western and Southern Australia. Inkata Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-909605-59-9.