Eucalyptus caliginosa

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Eucalyptus caliginosa
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Eucalyptus caliginosa that was struck by lightning, Walcha, NSW
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. caliginosa
Binomial name
Eucalyptus caliginosa
Blakely & McKie[1]

Eucalyptus caliginosa, commonly known as broad-leaved stringybark, or New England stringybark, is a medium sized tree with grey to red-brown, fibrous, stringy, fissured longitudinally, bark with red-brown underlayers to small branches. The common stringybark on ridges in pastoral New England is a valuable honey and pollen tree to 30 x 15 metres, which flowers during late autumn into winter on Northern Tablelands of NSW. The stem is erect and branching, with a dense crown. This tree is drought and frost resistant and adaptable to most well-drained soils.

Distribution is common on ridges and hilltops of Queensland, the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales and North-West Slopes of NSW.

It is propagated using seed. It requires light shading when young.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eucalyptus caliginosa Blakely & McKie". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 

Bodkin, Frances, "Encyclopaedia Botanica", Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1978