Eucalyptus fastigata

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Brown barrel
Eucalyptus fastigata at Macquarie Pass NP.JPG
45 metre tall brown barrel at Macquarie Pass National Park, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. fastigata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus fastigata
H.Deane & Maiden.

Eucalyptus fastigata, commonly known as brown barrel or cut-tail, is a common eucalyptus tree of south eastern Australia.[1]

It can grow in excess of 60 metres in height, though is mostly seen between 30 and 45 metres tall. Brown barrel grows in cooler areas of high rainfall with fertile soils. They can be seen growing at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

The timber is well regarded, used for building construction. Brown barrel has creamy smooth upper branches and a dark rough bark on the trunk and main branches.

Similar to the Mountain Ash, inflorescences are often paired.

Paired gumnuts of the brown barrel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooker, I. & Kleinig, D., Eucalyptus, An illustrated guide to identification, Reed Books, Melbourne, 1996

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Eucalyptus~fastigata