Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus caleyi (Caley's Ironbark)


Eucalyptus caleyi photo
Eucalyptus caleyi growing near Baldersleigh Road, east of Bundarra, New South Wales

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Eucalyptus caleyi photo
Eucalyptus caleyi buds

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Eucalyptus caleyi photo
Eucalyptus caleyi bark

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



CALEY'S IRONBARK FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus caleyi in Australia

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


Common Name
Caley's Ironbark

Description
Tree to 27 m. Bark rough throughout, dark grey to black. Juvenile leaves ovate to orbicular, sometimes emarginate, glaucous, concolorous. Adult leaves lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, acute to uncinate; lamina 5-10 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, glaucous, concolorous; lateral veins faint, at 30° -40° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole 14-23 mm long. Peduncle terete, 12-25 mm long; pedicels terete, 5-10 mm long. Buds clavate to fusiform, glaucous; operculum conical, usually narrower than hypanthium, 3-4 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, 3-4 mm long, 4-5 mm wide. Fruits ovoid to subpyriform, glaucous, 6-10 mm long, 5-8 mm wide; disc narrow, descending; valves 3 or 4, included. Seeds smooth.

Habitat
Grows in shallow and lateritic soil, sometimes in podsols, on small rises, hills, ridges and broad undulating valleys, in dry sclerophyll open forest.

Distribution
Occurs from the Millmerran area, Qld, S to Murrumbo, N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 12 - 20
Spread (m): 8 - 12
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: autumn

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:caleyi
Common Name:Caley's Ironbark


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