Eucalyptus cinerea

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Argyle apple, Mealy Stringybark
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Eucalyptus cinerea, centre, Melbourne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. cinerea
Binomial name
Eucalyptus cinerea
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E. cinerea, field distribution

Eucalyptus cinerea, commonly known as the Argyle apple or silver dollar tree, is a small to medium sized tree with rough bark, persistent on the trunk and larger branches, thick, fibrous, longitudinally furrowed, reddish-brown to grey-brown.

Trees are usually mature in the juvenile leaf phase but can often produce intermediate and adult leaves which are stalked, broad-lanceolate to 11 x 2 cm, concolorous, greyish-blue and glaucous.

White flowers appear in mid spring to early summer.

Distribution is typically from north of Bathurst (33° S), in central west New South Wales, to the Beechworth area of Victoria (36° S).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooker, I. & Kleinig, D., Eucalyptus, An illustrated guide to identification, Reed Books, Melbourne, 1996