Eucalyptus globoidea—White Stringybark—MYRTACEAE

Eucalyptus globoidea

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Habitat—Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland and edges of Rainforest on well–watered sandy or alluvial soils of moderate fertility;

Distribution— North from Victoria to Woolgoolga in New South Wales

Description—Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey to red–brown, stringy

Local occurrences

Banksia aemula/Allocasuarina simulans Dry Heath, Booti Booti National Park, Brimbin Nature Reserve, Bulahdelah State Forest, Cattai Wetlands, Crowdy Bay National Park, Intermediate Dry Heath, Khappinghat Nature Reserve, Kiwarrak State Forest, Myall Lakes National Park, Red Head, Tapin Tops National Park, The Wallis Lake Sand Barrier and Wallingat National Park

Leaves.—Simple, entire, alternate with obvious oil dots. Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad–lanceolate, glossy green, hispid. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 7 to 12.5 cm long, 1.2 to 2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous or slightly discolorous

Eucalyptus globoidea
Eucalyptus globoidea

Inflorescence.—Umbellasters 11–flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 4 to 10 mm long; pedicels terete, 0 to 2 mm long. Buds shortly fusiform, 5 to 7 mm long, 3 to 4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.

Flowering.—Summer

Eucalyptus globoidea
Eucalyptus globoidea

Fruit.—Flattened–globose, 4 to 7 mm long, 6 to 9 mm diam.; disc flat or depressed slightly; valves rim–level or exserted at tips.

Ripe.—Summer