Eucalyptus bicostata

Eucalyptus bicostata, commonly known as Southern Blue Gum or Eurabbie, is a Eucalypt species native to Victoria and eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is called also Blue Gum and Victorian Blue Gum. It grows in wet forests on fertile soils in sheltered areas in ranges away from the coast.

It is a tree growing to 40 m tall. The bark is mostly smooth, shedding in long strips to leave a white or greyish surface; sometimes with rough, partially shed bark at the base. The juvenile leaves are to 15 cm long and 8 cm broad, and the adult leaves to 45 cm long and 4 cm broad. The inflorescence is 3 flowered.

Many botanists consider Eucalyptus bicostata a subspecies of Eucalyptus globulus. This is supported by Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne,[1] but not by Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney[2] where it is considered a distinct species.

References [edit]

  1. ^ "A Census of the Vascular Plants of Victoria". Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. 
  2. ^ "Flora of New South Wales". Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. 

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