Eucalyptus tindaliae

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Tindal's stringybark
Eucalyptus tindaliae.jpg
Eucalyptus tindaliae in the ANBG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
E. tindaliae
Binomial name
Eucalyptus tindaliae
flower buds and flowers

Eucalyptus tindaliae, commonly known as Tindal's stringybark,[2] is a species of tree that is endemic to coastal eastern Australia. It has rough, stringy bark on the trunk and larger branches, lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of between nine and fifteen, white flowers and hemispherical fruit.


Eucalyptus tindaliae is a tree that typically grows to a height of 27–30 m (89–98 ft) and forms a lignotuber. It has rough, stringy grey bark on the trunk and larger branches. Young plants and coppice regrowth have glossy green leaves that are paler on the lower surface, egg-shaped to lance-shaped, 30–95 mm (1.2–3.7 in) long and 14–45 mm (0.55–1.77 in) wide. Adult leaves are more or less the same shade of green on both sides, lance-shaped to curved, 60–140 mm (2.4–5.5 in) long and 12–37 mm (0.47–1.46 in) wide, tapering to a petiole 6–20 mm (0.24–0.79 in) long. The flower buds are arranged in leaf axil|s in groups of between nine and fifteen on an unbranched peduncle 5–18 mm (0.20–0.71 in) long, the individual buds sessile or on pedicels up to 2 mm (0.079 in) long. Mature buds are oval, 3–7 mm (0.12–0.28 in) long and 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) wide with a conical to rounded operculum. Flowering occurs from May to August in the north of its range and from January to March in the south. The flowers are white and the fruit is a woody hemispherical capsule 3–7 mm (0.12–0.28 in) long and 6–10 mm (0.24–0.39 in) wide with the valves at or below rim level.[2][3][4][5]

Taxonomy and naming[edit]

Eucalyptus tindaliae was first formally described in 1929 by Joseph Maiden in his book A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus.[6][7] The specific epithet (tindaliae) honours Anne Grant Tindal (1859–1928), a member of a farming family from northern New South Wales.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Tindal's stringybark grows on heavy soils in closed forest in near-coastal areas between the Atherton Tableland and Coffs Harbour.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Eucalyptus tindaliae". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Eucalyptus tindaliae". Euclid: Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Hill, Ken. "Eucalyptus tindaliae". Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b Chippendale, George M. "Eucalyptus tindaliae". Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  5. ^ Boland, Douglas J.; Brooker, M. Ian H.; Chippendale, George M.; Hall, Norman; Hyland, Bernard P.M.; Johnston, Robert D.; Kleinig, David A.; McDonald, Maurice W.; Turner, John D. (2006). Forest trees of Australia (5th. ed.). Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing. p. 546. ISBN 0643069690.
  6. ^ "Eucalyptus tindaliae". APNI. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  7. ^ Maiden, Joseph (1929). A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus. Sydney: New South Wales Government Printer. pp. 61–62. Retrieved 10 January 2020.