Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus goniocalyx (Long-leaved Box)

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Eucalyptus goniocalyx

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Eucalyptus goniocalyx leaves

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Eucalyptus goniocalyx bark

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Description, Habitat and Distribution information is sourced from: G.M.Chippendale (2017) Eucalyptus goniocalyx. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus goniocalyx in Australia

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

Common Name
Long-leaved Box

The Long-leaved Box is a tree to 15 m, often straggly. Bark rough, fibrous throughout, grey-brown. Juvenile leaves opposite, sessile, orbicular, light green, slightly discolorous. Adult leaves alternate, lanceolate, acuminate; lamina 10-22 cm long, 1.3-3 cm wide, slightly shining, green, concolorous; lateral veins faint, at 15° -35° ; intramarginal vein up to 2 mm from margin; petiole terete, 20-30 mm long. Umbels 7-flowered; peduncle flattened, 5-15 mm long; pedicels absent. Buds ovoid, angular; operculum conical, 3-5 mm long, 3-6 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, often angular, 4-6 mm long, 3-6 mm wide. Fruits cylindrical, 6-10 mm long, 6-8 mm wide; disc narrow, descending; valves 3 or 4, level or included.

Grows in poor soils on tablelands, plains and ridges in open dry sclerophyll forest and open woodland.

Occurs from the Flinders Ra. to the Mt Lofty Ra., S.A., and with a disjunction through southern and central Vic. and eastern N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 8m - 20m
Spread: 6m - 15m

Common Name:Long-leaved Box

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