|the base of an apple-topped box|
The apple-topped box grows to 40 metres (130 ft) high. Its trunk has rough flaky grey-brown to grey fibrous bark. The adult foliage is alternately arranged along the stems (one leaf at each stem node), while the juvenile foliage is oppositely arranged (a pair of opposed leaves at each stem node). The adult leaves are narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, around 10–20 centimetres (3.9–7.9 in) long and 1.5–2.5 centimetres (0.59–0.98 in) wide. They are dull green in color or almost shiny on the upper side, with a paler underside. The juvenile leaves are round, with a cordate (base of heart-shaped) base.
The fruits (gumnuts) are hemispherical or conical in shape, 4–5 millimetres (0.16–0.20 in) long and 6–7 millimetres (0.24–0.28 in) in diameter. The disc is flat or slightly raised. The valves are exserted (sharp wooden points emerging out of the top of the gumnut).
- "Eucalyptus angophoroides". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- A Field Guide to Eucalypts - Brooker & Kleinig volume 1, ISBN 0-909605-62-9 page 194
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