Eucalyptus michaeliana

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Eucalyptus michaeliana
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Eucalyptus michaeliana
Rare (NCA)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. michaeliana
Binomial name
Eucalyptus michaeliana

Eucalyptus michaeliana, commonly known as Hillgrove spotted gum, is a tree that grows to about 30 metres high and has a distinctive mottled, greenish trunk with peeling yellow-brown bark (like jigsaw puzzle pieces). These trees may be seen growing along the Long Point Road south of Hillgrove. This rare tree is restricted to Mount Barney National Park in Queensland and in New South Wales to around Wyong, areas east of Armidale and The Big Lease, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where the unusually formed tree that is pictured was growing.