Common name: River Gum, River Red Gum
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus rostrata Schltdl. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high (occasionally taller); bark smooth, white, grey to red-brown, shedding in short ribbons or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, dull grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–30 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 7–25 mm long; pedicels terete, 5–12 mm long. Buds ovoid, 6–11 mm long, 3–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical and rostrate, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 3–5-locular, 5–9 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence:
Community dominant, in grassy woodland or forest on deep rich alluvial soils adjacent to large permanent water bodies.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1.||Operculum abruptly narrowing to a distinct beak c. 4 mm long||subsp. camaldulensis|
|Operculum obtuse, rounded or acute||2|
|2||Operculum acute, 6–9 mm long||subsp. acuta|
|Operculum obtuse or rounded, 3–7 mm long|
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