Sydney blue gum
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
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Medium sized tree normally 20-55 m tall. Leaves are alternate, lanceolate, 9-20 cm long by 1.5-3 cm wide, often oblique at the bases, on petioles 2-2.5 cm long, shining dark green above, paler below, with prominent midveins and fine, feather-like lateral veins. White flowers are 2 cm across are borne in clusters of 7-11 on axillary peduncles 1-1.8 cm long. Cylindrical to cup-shaped woody fruits are clustered on flattened peduncles.
January, February, March, April
New South Wales, Queensland
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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