Common name: Cabbage Gum
Eucalyptus amplifolia subsp. amplifolia Naudin APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth, white or grey to red-brown or green, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves: lamina ovate to orbiculate, to 22 cm long and 18 cm wide, margins entire or crenulate.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 9–20 cm long, 1.5–4.5 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 11- to c. 20-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–8 mm long. Buds fusiform, 9–20 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or elongate acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 4–6 mm long, 5–8 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Flowering: Late Spring to Summer.
Distribution and occurrence: North from Bega to the northern tablelands.
Locally dominant, in grassy woodland on deeper, loamy soils, usually on low sites or along watercourses.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by K. Hill; updated by Peter G. Wilson, April 2020.
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991); EucLID edition 4 (2020)
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