Eucalyptus grandis —Flooded Gum, Rose Gum—MYRTACEAE

Eucalyptus grandis

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Habitat—Community dominant, in tall wet forest or rainforest margins on fertile alluvial soils along valley floors.

Distribution—North from near Newcastle (Minmi), New South Wales and Queensland.

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.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Coocumbac Island, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Elizabeth Beach, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Ohmas Bay, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Tiona, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls, Wallingat National Park and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.—Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10 to 16 cm long, 2 to 3 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous (bluish beneath), penniveined

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Inflorescence—Umbellasters 7 to 11—flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 8 to 18 mm long; pedicels terete, 0 to 3 mm long. Buds ovoid, ± glaucous, 6 to 8 mm long, 4 to 5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, as long and wide as hypanthium.

Flowering.—January

Fruit—Conical to pyriform, 4 to 5—locular, 5 to 8 mm long, 4 to 7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves exserted.

Ripe.—May to June

Eucalyptus grandis