Common name: flooded gum, rose gum
Eucalyptus grandis W.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high (occasionally 70); bark persistent on lower trunk (a few metres only), grey, fibrous-flaky, smooth above, powdery, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–16 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous (bluish beneath), penniveined. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 8–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, ± glaucous, 6–8 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, as long and wide as hypanthium.
Fruit conical to pyriform, 4–5-locular, 5–8 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Community dominant, in tall wet forest or rainforest margins on fertile alluvial soils along valley floors; north from near Newcastle (Minmi).
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Intergrades between E. grandis and E. saligna are frequent on low sites in the Gosford–Ourimbah district (CC), south of the range of E. grandis; the 2 species retain their separation further north.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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