Eucalyptus nova-anglica

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New-England Peppermint
Eucalyptus nova-anglica.jpg
Eucalyptus nova-anglica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
L'Hér.
Bark and juvenile foliage of Eucalyptus nova-anglica

Eucalyptus nova-anglica, New England Peppermint, is a small to medium-sized tree to 25 metres. The bark is persistent on the trunk and larger branches, fibrous, thick, grey to grey-brown, shedding in short ribbons. Small branches are green.

Juvenile leaves are opposite, orbiculate, straight, entire, glaucous, sessile, 8 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves are disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull to semi-glossy, green or grey-green, thick, concolorous and 7–15 cm long, 0.7–1.3 mm wide.

Flowers are white or cream.

Grows on reasonably good soils on flats, prefers clayey loams. Distribution is on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales and on the adjacent areas of Queensland.

References[edit]

EucaLink

NSW Forestry, "Handbook of Trees and Shrubs", 1969-1970