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Angophora costata (Gaertn.) Britten
Family Myrtaceae
Common name: Sydney Red Gum, Rusty Gum, Smooth-barked Apple

Angophora costata (Gaertn.) Britten APNI*

Synonyms: Angophora lanceolata Cav. APNI*

Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth, shedding in small scales, pink, grey or cream.

Juvenile leaves ovate or elliptic, to 12.5 cm long, 6.5 cm wide.

Adult leaves lanceolate, 9–17 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, apex acute or acuminate, base acute, ± glabrous, discolorous, regularly penniveined; petiole 10–25 mm long. Peduncles 7–18 mm long, glabrous or hispid; pedicels 4–10 mm long, glabrous or hispid. Buds ovoid or globose, 5–7 mm long, 5–6 mm diam. Petals 3–4 mm wide, 3–4 mm long. Hypanthium strongly ribbed.

Fruit ovoid or campanulate, sometimes apically narrowed, 9–15 mm long, 12–15 mm diam.; disc depressed.


Habitat
Photo J. Plaza

Habit
Photo T.M. Tame

Photo © ANBG

Fruit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

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Distribution and occurrence: Widely scattered and locally abundant, on deep sandy soils or sandy soils on sandstone; chiefly on the coast from Coffs Harbour to Bodalla and west into the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Vic. Qld
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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