Eucalyptus rubida

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Candlebark gum
Eucalyptus rubida.jpg
Eucalyptus rubida in Burra, New South Wales
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. rubida
Binomial name
Eucalyptus rubida
H.Deane & Maiden

Eucalyptus rubida, commonly known as Candlebark Gum or simply Candlebark, is a medium sized eucalypt. It occurs in south-eastern Australia and Tasmania, typically in open woodland around the lower slopes of the Great Dividing Range, but also in taller forests.[1] The subspecies barbigerorum, found in localities in New South Wales, is listed as vulnerable.[2] Companion species include Eucalyptus pauciflora, Eucalyptus melliodora and Eucalyptus bridgesiana.

Description[edit]

The bark is generally smooth and white, with unshaded limbs often turning red or orange in the summer. The trunk of the tree often has a ragged base where the old layers of bark have not fallen away, giving the appearance of a stubby candle, and the tree its name. The bark of the trunk is also often cut with horizontal marks made by a burrowing beetle.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiltshire, Rob and Potts, Brad (2007) EucaFlip Life-size guide to the eucalypts of Tasmania School; of Plant Science, University of Tasmania and CRC for Forestry. ISBN 978-1-86295-397-0 -with classification of white gums as - Subgenus - Symphyomyrtus, Section - Maidenariam, Series- Viminales.
  2. ^ http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=64618