Common name: Cabbage Gum
Eucalyptus 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 disjunct, ovate to orbiculate, dull green. 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.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant, in grassy woodland on deeper, loamy soils, usually on low sites or along watercourses; north from Bega.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Buds and fruit distinctly pedicellate||subsp. amplifolia|
|Buds and fruit sessile or subsessile||subsp. sessiliflora|
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