well, you your self indicated that "they were part of the brittle gum group" but did NOT at the time indicate ANY concerns about that particular term at the time you posted your question about what to call them. obviously, i think both of us are correct in regarding the use of "brittle" in the name as the kiss of death for retailing the trees. actually, ssp. elliptica (aka e. elliptica) is called "biedemier white gum" or something similar by milligans but i imagine that such a name would mean zilch to a consumer in the states. ssp. praecox has been called "capertree brittle gum" (stan kelly, "Eucalyptus" vol. 2) but has the dreaded "brittle" in it anyway. so i would continue to respectfully suggest using some name involving "white gum" and "spotted gum" as the most appropriate "common" name for the trees or you can just go with the latin names on the tag and simply call them generically "eucalyptus" or "australian gum" for non-latin useage. my 2 cents and good luck.
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