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Eucalyptus wilcoxii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Eucalyptus wilcoxii
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Eucalyptus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Eucalyptus cunninghamii, Eucalyptus cretata, Eucalyptus tenella, Eucalyptus burgessiana, Eucalyptus deuaensis

Eucalyptus wilcoxii, the Deua Gum is mountain eucalyptus of south eastern Australia. Usually a multi-stemmed mallee or small tree reaching 15 metres in height.

The original specimen was collected by D.J. Boland on the northern slope of Mother Woila Mountain in Deua National Park, New South Wales in March 1982.

The habitat is steep slopes; restricted to the headwaters of the Tuross River and Moruya River in Deua National Park and Wadbilliga National Park.

A rare plant, with a ROTAP rating of 2RCat

Bark is smooth, which sheds in long broad ribbons, accumulating at the base of the plant. The smooth bark itself is olive green and yellowish. Leaves are sickle shaped or narrow lanceolate of a bluish green colour. Gumnuts are bell-shaped, around 0.7 cm in diameter.

References

Eucalyptus wilcoxii Wikipedia


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