Eucalyptus baueriana

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Round leaf box
Eucalyptus baueriana.jpg
Eucalyptus baueriana, centre, background, Melbourne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. baueriana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus baueriana
Schauer[1]
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E. baueriana, field distribution

Eucalyptus baueriana, round leaf box or blue box,[2] is a small to medium-sized tree with rough and persistent bark on the trunk and branches, fibrous, flaky, light grey, with paler, almost white patches.

Adult leaves are stalked, round to broadly ovate, undulate, to 10 x 7.5 cm, light green and thin, trees are usually mature in the juvenile leaf phase.

White flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

Distribution is from coastal eastern Victoria (with a few inland occurrences) from around Bairnsdale, extending northeast into New South Wales to north of Sydney.[3]

The species was first described by Johannes Conrad Schauer, the specific epithet is in honour of Ferdinand Bauer.[4]

Subspecies include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eucalyptus baueriana Schauer". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI). Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  2. ^ Hill, K. "Eucalyptus baueriana Schauer". PlantNET - FloraOnline. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ Brooker, I. & Kleinig, D., Eucalyptus, An illustrated guide to identification, Reed Books, Melbourne, 1996
  4. ^ Gilbert, L. A. (2006). "Bauer, Ferdinand Lukas (1760 - 1826)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition. Australian National University. Retrieved 2008-12-10.