Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus intertexta (Gum-barked Coolibah)


Eucalyptus intertexta photo
Flower buds and flowers of Eucalyptus intertexta

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Eucalyptus intertexta photo
Eucalyptus intertexta foliage

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Eucalyptus intertexta photo
Eucalyptus intertexta tree

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Eucalyptus intertexta photo
Eucalyptus intertexta bark

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



GUM-BARKED COOLIBAH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus intertexta in Australia

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


Common Name
Gum-barked Coolibah

Description
Tree to 30 m. Bark rough on lower trunk, then smooth and white, grey or brown above, often in patches. Adult leaves narrowly to broadly lanceolate, acute to acuminate; lamina 7-14 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, green, grey-green or dull green; lateral veins clearly visible, at 25° -35° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete, 5-15 mm long. Peduncle angular, 5-16 mm long; pedicels angular, 3-9 mm long. Operculum conical, 2-4 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; hypanthium obconical to obovoid, c. 4 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical to ovoid, 4-9 mm long, 4-7 mm wide; disc descending; valves 4 or 5, level or included.

Habitat
Grows in sandy and well-drained soil, mostly on flat areas in woodland and open woodland.

Distribution
Occurs widely in central deserts of W.A., N.T. and S.A., extending to other parts of eastern S.A., western N.S.W. and southern Qld.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 8 - 15
Spread (m): 6 - 12
Soil Texture: loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 350
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: autumn, winter

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:intertexta
Common Name:Gum-barked Coolibah


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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 largiflorens
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