Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees. Bark whitish or grayish, smooth, maculate, exfoliating. Branchlets terete. Young leaves opposite; leaf blade ovate to orbicular, 7-14 × 6-12 cm. Leaf blade of intermediate leaves broadly lanceolate, 4-5 cm wide. Mature leaves with a 1.5-2.5 cm petiole; leaf blade lanceolate, 10-25 × 2.5-3.5 cm, slightly twisted, both surfaces with small glands, secondary veins at an angle of ca. 45° from midvein, intramarginal veins ca. 0.7 mm from margin. Inflorescences axillary, simple, umbels 7-20-flowered; peduncle 1-2 cm, flattened or ridged. Flower buds long ovate, 10-15 × 4-5 mm. Hypanthium semiglobose, ca. 3 mm; stipe 3-4 mm; calyptra long awl-shaped, 3 to 4 times as long as hypanthium, apex acuminate. Stamens ca. 1 cm; anthers obovoid, dehiscing longitudinally, large glands abaxially. Capsule semiglobose to truncate capitate globose, 4-6 × 5-7 mm; disk broad; valves 3-5, strongly exserted from hypanthium. Fl. Aug-Sep.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat & Distribution

Cultivated in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Sichuan [native to SE Australia].
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Eucalyptus amplifolia

Eucalyptus amplifolia, known as the Cabbage Gum is a common eucalyptus tree of the coastal areas and tablelands of New South Wales and adjacent areas in south eastern Queensland. Occurring as far south as Bega.

Growing to 30 metres tall in forest situations, shorter in woodland areas. Often found by streams on in lower moister sites, in grassy woodlands, in the deeper loamy type soils.

Juvenile leaves round in shape, and a dull green colour. Adult leaves lanceolate in shape, 9 to 20 cm long, 1.5 to 4.5 cm wide. A dull green on both sides of the leaf. The gumnuts are small, 4 to 6 mm long, 5 to 8 mm in diameter with several exserted valves (sharp wooden points emerging out of the top of the gumnut). The bark strips off the entire trunk in patches. Leaving a mixed surface of grey, white and bluish/grey bark. Smooth or mottled in patches.

Sub species[edit]

There is a different variety of the Cabbage Gum in northern New South Wales, occurring near the Tenterfield, Armidale, Casino districts. Sub species sessiliflora has no stalk or almost no stalk on the flowers and gumnuts. Sub species amplifolia has stalked gumnuts and flowers.

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