Eucalyptus maidenii

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Maiden's gum
Eucalyptus maidenii - Kunming Botanical Garden - DSC02953.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. maidenii
Binomial name
Eucalyptus maidenii
F. Muell.

Eucalyptus maidenii, commonly known as Maiden's Gum, is a Eucalypt species native to eastern Victoria and southeastern New South Wales, Australia. It grows in wet forest on fertile soils in valleys in subcoastal ranges.

It is a tree growing to 40 m, occasionally to 75 m,[1] tall. The bark is white, yellow, pale orange or grey-white and smooth, shedding to ground level. The juvenile leaves are to 15 cm long and 9 cm broad, and the adult leaves to 25 cm long and 2,4 cm broad. The inflorescence is 7 flowered.

Many botanists consider Eucalyptus maidenii a subspecies of Eucalyptus globulus. This is supported by Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne,[2] but not by Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney [3] where it is considered a distinct species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boland et al. Forest Trees of Australia.
  2. ^ "A Census of the Vascular Plants of Victoria". Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. 
  3. ^ "Flora of New South Wales". Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.