Talk:Eucalyptus

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Having worked on this article so much, I'd appreciate any comments on whether it's any good. Too simple? Too long? Totnesmartin 14:56, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Not simple enough[change source]

Hmm, not simple enough according to the tag, even after getting rid of formylated phloroglucinol and other horrors. I'll try to do something, but I'm still feeling my way here and haven't got the hang of what the simplicity level should be. Totnesmartin 17:19, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I tagged it as unsimp mainly based on the opening sentence. "Varied" and "native" along with unlinked Australia and combine it all into a 32 word sentence and it gets a little shaky. Spliting the first sentence up and working around those words (Eucalyptus is a group of many similar types of trees (and a few shrubs). They first came from here are found here, here and here.) goes a long way to keeping it simple. The opening should be as simple and to the point as it can be and then flesh it out rather than putting as much into that opening and working from there. -- Creol(talk) 18:55, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Fair points re intro. I was concentrating on getting rid of "it is the formylated phloroglucinol compounds that are the most important factor in choice of leaves by koalas" and suchlike. Will change in the morning. Totnesmartin 00:10, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

The word[change source]

Eucalyptus is the Latin name for the genus, and should be spelt in italics and an initial capital. 'Eucalypt' is the common name in English, and does not take an initial capital when in mid-sentence. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:29, 22 April 2016 (UTC)