Eucalyptus gomphocephala

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Eucalyptus gomphocephala
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Mature Tuart, Lake Clifton, Western Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. gomphocephala
Binomial name
Eucalyptus gomphocephala
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Eucalyptus gomphocephala is a species of tree, also known as Tuart, in the genus Eucalyptus, the Noongar peoples know the tree as Moorun, Mouarn, Tooart or Tuart.[1] Native to the southwest of Western Australia the tree grows to over 35m tall. As a durable hardwood the timber is sought after for scantlings, structural timber, the construction of railway carriages, and boat building. The colouring and grain pattern of the timber also makes it a popular choice for furniture manufactures, due to over logging the Tuart is a protected tree with conditions placed on logging.

The Tuart has box-like rough bark through the length of the trunk to small twigs. Leaves are stalked, alternate, lanceolate or falcate to 12 x 2 cm, slightly discolorous to concolorous, glossy, light green and thin. White flowers appear in mid summer to mid autumn.

The distribution range of the species is a narrow coastal corridor within the Swan Coastal Plain, extending inland five to ten kilometres, a continuous strip south from Yanchep to Busselton. Outlying patches of the tree are found to the north of Yanchep and further inland where rivers intersect the range.

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  1. ^ "Noongar names for plants". Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  • Bryant, Geoff (2005) Australian Native Plants Random House ISBN 978-1-74166-030-2
  • Johnston, Judith (1993) The History of the Tuart Forest - pp. 136–153 in de Garis, B.K. (editor) Portraits of the South West: Aborigines, Women and the Environment Nedlands, W.A. University of Western Australia Press ISBN 1-875560-12-2
  • Tuart Response Group (W.A.) (2003) An Atlas of Tuart woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain in Western Australia Perth, W. Aust.:Dept. of Conservation and Land Management (coordinated by a multi-disciplinary steering group chaired by the Department of Conservation and Land Management"

External links[edit]

"Eucalyptus gomphocephala". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.  Edit this at Wikidata