Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
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Terrestrial. Regenerating near old plantations.
Medium to tall tree reaching 60 m. Leaves of young shoots are mostly sessile or nearly so, opposite, blue-green and elliptical up to about 8 cm long; then ovate, or broadly falcate with oblique bases, bluish-green and pendulous until up to 25 cm long by 10 cm wide. Adult leaves are lanceolate to falcate, oblique, green and up to 18 cm long by 3 cm wide, with distinct open veination. The clavate-shaped flower buds are 6 mm long and give rise to white flowers in clusters of 7-15. The seed capsule is barrel or pear-shaped, thick-rimmed and 1.2 cm long (Salmon 1999)
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Stocking of fibrous bark, somewhat falcate and glaucescent leaves with an oblique base, 7-15 buds per cluster.
January, February, March
This taxon may be prone to Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii) is an invasive fungus which threatens myrtle species - learn more myrtlerust.org.nz
Mountain areas of Tasmania, Victoria and S. N.S.W.
eucalyptus: From the Greek eu ‘good or well’ and calypha ‘covered’, alluding to the calyx which covers the flower like a lid.
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