Eucalyptus goniocalyx

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Long-leaved box
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Eucalyptus goniocalyx, Melbourne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. goniocalyx
Binomial name
Eucalyptus goniocalyx
F.Muell. ex Miq.[1]
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E. goniocalyx, field distribution

Eucalyptus goniocalyx, is a small to medium-sized tree native to south-eastern Australia. Common names include Long-leaved Box, Olive-barked Box and Bundy.[2] The species has rough and persistent bark to the small branches. It is fibrous, greyish, becoming deeply fissured, thick and shaggy in larger trees. Adult leaves are stalked, lanceolate to 20 x 3 cm, concolorous and green.

White flowers appear in early autumn to mid winter.

Distribution occurs widely on the tablelands of New South Wales and in Victoria west almost to the South Australian border. In South Australia from the Mount Lofty Ranges to the Flinders Ranges.[3]

The leaves are distilled for the production of cineole based eucalyptus oil.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eucalyptus goniocalyx ". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Eucalyptus goniocalyx F.Muell. ex Miq.". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. Field Guide to Eucalyptus, Bloomings, Melbourne 2001
  4. ^ Boland, D.J., Brophy, J.J., and A.P.N. House, Eucalyptus Leaf Oils, 1991, ISBN 0-909605-69-6