Common name: Coolabah Apple
Angophora melanoxylon R.T.Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus melana Brooker APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high, often multistemmed; bark persistent, grey, shortly fibrous.
Juvenile leaves broad-lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, to 9 cm long, 2.7 cm wide.
Adult leaves lanceolate or narrow-oblong, 4–8 cm long, 0.7–1.8 cm wide, apex acute, base usually cordate, ± hispid, discolorous, regularly penniveined; petiole 1–4 mm long. Peduncle 6–23 mm long, hispid. Pedicels 3–9 mm long, hispid. Buds ovoid or globose, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Petals 3–4 mm wide, 3–4 mm long. Hypanthium ribbed.
Fruit ovoid or globose, usually apically narrowed, 8–13 mm long, 7–11 mm diam.; disc flat or depressed, obscured by rim of hypanthium.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but sporadic, on deep sandy soils; north from Coolabah.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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