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. Stems on younger growth square in cross-section and prominently winged.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to orbiculate, green and glossy. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 9–20 cm long, 1.5–4.5 cm wide, green, glossy or 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 strongly 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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