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Common name: Apple, Rough-barked Apple
Angophora floribunda (Sm.) Sweet APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus florida Brooker APNI*
Angophora ochrophylla R.T.Baker APNI*
Metrosideros floribunda Sm. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent, grey, shortly fibrous.
Juvenile leaves broad-lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, to 9 cm long, 3.5 cm wide.
Adult leaves lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, apex acute, base acute; petiole 8–12 mm long. Peduncle 15–30 mm long, glabrous or rarely hispid, discolorous, regularly penniveined; pedicels 4–9 mm long, glabrous or hispid. Buds ovoid or globose, 4–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam. Petals 3–4 mm wide, 3–4 mm long. Hypanthium ribbed.
Fruit ovoid or globose, often apically narrowed, 7–10 mm long, 8–10 mm diam.; disc flat, obscured by rim of hypanthium.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely scattered and locally abundant, usually on deep alluvial sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Intergrades with A. subvelutina in SC, NWS, CWS and NWP.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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