Eucalyptus dawsonii

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Slaty gum
Eucalyptus dawsonii trunk.jpg
Trunk of the slaty gum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. dawsonii
Binomial name
Eucalyptus dawsonii
R.T.Baker

Eucalyptus dawsonii, known as the slaty gum is found in a restricted area from Scone to Capertee Valley in New South Wales. It occurs on loamy soils of moderate fertility and is locally abundant in grassy dry sclerophyll woodland.

Growing to 30 metres tall, with a smooth grey, yellow or white trunk, often spotted. Over this are strips or plates of flaking bark. Adult leaves lanceolate in shape, 7 to 15 cm long, 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide. The same greyish dull green on both sides of the leaf. Gumnuts small, 0.4 cm by 0.5 cm. conical in shape with a glaucous bloom.

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