Eucalyptus badjensis

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Big Badga Gum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. badjensis
Binomial name
Eucalyptus badjensis
Beuzev. & M.B.Welch

Eucalyptus badjensis, the Big Badga Gum is a eucalyptus tree of south eastern Australia. A threatened species, with a rarity rating of 2RCi on ROTAP.[1]

Only occurring in wet forest, on hills and plateaux of far south eastern New South Wales. Soils are relatively fertile and rainfall is high. It may be locally frequent.

A medium to tall tree, up to 40 metres in height. Rough bark is persistent on the lower parts of the trunk. However it is whitish/grey and smooth above or sometimes a smooth brownish/green. The bark sheds in long strips.

Leaves are a thin lanceolate shape, 8 to 20 cm long, and 0.7 to 1.5 cm wide. The same dull colour green above and below the leaf. Gumnuts are bell shaped, around 4 mm long and 4 mm wide. The three or four valves prominently protrude from the gumnut.

The original specimen was collected from just south of Big Badja Hill. Distribution is from near Dampier Trig to Cathcart and Brown Mountain, west of Bega.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eucalyptus badjensis". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. 
  2. ^ A Field Guide to Eucalypts - Brooker & Kleinig volume 1, ISBN 0-909605-62-9 page 216