Eucalyptus signata

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Scribbly Gum
Eucalyptus signata Coffs.jpg
a tall Scribbly Gum at Coffs Harbour, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. signata
Binomial name
Eucalyptus signata
F.Muell.
Synonyms

Eucalyptus signata is a tree native to eastern Australia. It is one of many trees known as the Scribbly Gum. The habitat is dry eucalyptus forest or swampy areas at low altitude. Occurring from Morisset, New South Wales up the coast and ranges to beyond the Queensland border. The original specimen was collected at the Brisbane River.

Description[edit]

A small to medium-sized tree, up to 25 metres tall. Closely related to Eucalyptus haemastoma, however with smaller flower buds and gumnuts. Fruit more hemispherical being 7mm by 7mm in size. The bark is typical of the scribbly gum, being blotchy white with scribbles. White flowers form between July and September.

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