Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus punctata (Grey Gum)


Eucalyptus punctata photo
Eucalyptus punctata (grey gum)

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Eucalyptus punctata photo
Eucalyptus punctata (grey gum) upper branch bark

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Trunk bark of the Eucalyptus punctata (grey gum)

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



GREY GUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus punctata in Australia

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


Common Name
Grey Gum

Description
The Grey Gum is a tree to 35 m. Bark grey gum type. Juvenile leaves narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate. Adult leaves lanceolate, slightly falcate; lamina 8-15 cm long, 1.6-3 cm wide, shining above; lateral veins just visible, at 45° -55° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole channelled or flattened, 15-26 mm long. Umbels 7-flowered; peduncle flattened or angular, 5-20 mm long; pedicels angular, 2-9 mm long. Buds ovoid to cylindrical; operculum conical, hemispherical or slightly rostrate, 5-6 mm long, 4-6 mm wide; hypanthium obconical or hemispherical, 4-5 mm long, 4-6 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical or cylindrical, 5-12 mm long, 5-10 mm wide; disc moderately broad, level or ascending; valves 3 or 4, exserted. Seeds black.

Habitat
Grows in open forest.

Distribution
Occurs in south east Queensland central-eastern N.S.W., in coastal areas and on adjacent ranges.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 20m - 30m
Spread: 10m - 20m



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:punctata
Common Name:Grey Gum


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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
  Eucalyptus baxteri
  Eucalyptus caleyi
  Eucalyptus camaldulensis
  Eucalyptus camphora
  Eucalyptus cloeziana
  Eucalyptus crebra
  Eucalyptus crenulata
  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
  Eucalyptus largiflorens
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