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Bark outer surface


VB 9 smooth

To be included in this category the bark must be smooth and shiny.

VB10 fissured

When the outer dead bark splits and opens up in longitudinal grooves it can be included in this category. The fissures may be either much narrower than their depth or they can be wider than their depth.

VB11 tessellated

To be included in this category the outer dead bark must be broken up into flakes or plates which are nearly square or rectangular in outline and must form a regular pattern. This is an uncommon bark type in rain forest.

VB12 papery

The bark is shed in rather large, thin, flexible flakes. This is an uncommon bark type in rain forest.

VB13 flaky

The bark is shed as irregularly shaped flakes of any size.

VB14 corky

Bark usually rough, soft and corky in texture.

VB15 thorny

Large thorns or spines present on the surface.

VB16 nondescript

This includes bark types which do not fit into any of the previous categories. This is the common bark-type in rain forest.