Eucalyptus placita

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Grey Ironbark
Ironbark at Kempsey.JPG
Grey Ironbark, Kempsey, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. placita
Binomial name
Eucalyptus placita
L.A.S.Johnson and K.D.Hill

* Eucalyptus paniculata Sm.

Eucalyptus placita is a forest tree of eastern Australia. Commonly known as the Grey Ironbark. Previously considered the same species as Eucalyptus paniculata.[1]

It grows in moist areas in the mid north coast region of New South Wales, from Cessnock to Kempsey. Usually on the more fertile deeper soils. Often seen from 20 to 30 metres tall, but exceptional individuals may grow taller than 50 metres.[2]


  1. ^ "Eucalyptus placita, PlantNET - NSW Flora Online". Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  2. ^ Forestry Commission of New South Wales - information sheet "Outstanding native trees in State Forests and Flora Reserves in New South Wales. {56 metres tall. Eucalyptus paniculata}" However, more recent research suggests this tree could be Eucalyptus placita