Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus baxteri (Brown Stringybark)


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Eucalyptus baxteri (Brown stringybark) street tree, Caringbah, NSW

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Eucalyptus baxteri leaves

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Eucalyptus baxteri trunk

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Credits:
Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus baxteri. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Eucalyptus%20baxteri Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



BROWN STRINGYBARK FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus baxteri in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Brown Stringybark

Description
The Brown Stringybark is a tree to 40 m. Bark grey-brown. Juvenile leaves elliptic to ovate, often oblique, green, slightly discolorous to concolorous. Adult leaves broadly lanceolate, acuminate or mucronate, thick; lamina 7-12.5 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, green, shining, concolorous; lateral veins just visible, at 20° -40° ; intramarginal vein up to 2 mm from margin; petiole channelled, 10-20 mm long. Umbels 7-11-flowered; peduncle thick, terete or angular, 2-14 mm long; pedicels absent or to 4 mm long. Buds clavate, warty; operculum hemispherical, 2-4 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, 3-4 mm long, 4-5 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical to subglobular, 6-11 mm long, 8-16 mm wide; disc broad, level or ascending; valves 4, level or exserted.

Habitat
Usually found in pure stands on low hills and plains, in open forest and tall open forest.

Distribution
Occurs from south-eastern S.A. including Kangaroo Is., through southern Vic. and just into south-eastern N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 6 - 25
Spread (m): 6 - 15
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 650
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: summer, autumn

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:baxteri
Common Name:Brown Stringybark


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  Eucalyptus accedens
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  Eucalyptus camphora
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  Eucalyptus dealbata
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  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
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