Common name: bangalay, southern mahogany
Eucalyptus botryoides Sm. APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, pale brown to red-brown, coarsely platy and fissured, smooth white to grey above, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, 10–16 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle flattened or angular, 7–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds cylindrical or clavate, 7–11 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical (sometimes beaked), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical to ovoid (truncate), 7–12 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on alluvial flats or old beach dunes; south from Hunter R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
See note under E. saligna on intergradesh that species. The common name is traditionally pronounced "bang-alley".
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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