Eucalyptus campanulata

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New England Blackbutt
Eucalyptus campanulata Mt Cabrebald.jpg
New England Blackbutt at Mount Cabrebald, Barrington Tops, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. campanulata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus campanulata
R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
Synonyms

Eucalyptus campanulata, known as the New England Blackbutt, or Gum-topped Peppermint is a tree native to eastern Australia. Previously known as Eucalyptus andrewsii subsp. campanulata, it differs from Eucalyptus andrewsii because of the fruit shape. Gumnuts being bell shaped (campanulate), pear shaped or obconical.

It ranges north from Mount Royal in the Barrington Tops north along the Great Dividing Range. to Queensland. Often growing at high altitude in wet areas, on fertile soils. A medium to large tree, up to 45 metres tall. Veteran trees on ridges have a huge butt, in excess of 2 metres across.

Leaves 9 to 18 cm long, 1 to 2. 5 cm wide, lanceolate in shape. Lower bark is dark and fibrous, higher bark white and smooth, somewhat similar to the blackbutt. Bark shedding in long strips.

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