Eucalyptus dalrympleana

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. dalrympleana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus dalrympleana
Maiden

Eucalyptus dalrympleana is a species of flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, native to southeastern Australia. It is a fast-growing evergreen tree growing to 50 m (164 ft) in favourable conditions, but much smaller in poor soils. Common names include broad-leaved kindling bark, broad-leaved ribbon gum, mountain gum, mountain white gum, seven-flowered mountain gum.[1] The bark is smooth, darkening to salmon pink or light brown before flaking off to reveal new pure white bark. The flowers are white, in umbels of three and are a good source of honey in summer.

The species occurs in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. In cultivation it requires some protection from frost. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eucalyptus dalrympleana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Eucalyptus dalrympleana AGM". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 26 July 2013.