Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain Ash)


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Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)

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Eucalyptus regnans photo
Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)

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Eucalyptus regnans photo
Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) trunk , Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

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



MOUNTAIN ASH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus regnans in Australia

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


Common Name
Mountain Ash

Description
The Mountain Ash is a tree usually to 75 m, recorded to 100 m. Bark rough up to 15 m on trunk, smooth, white or grey-green above, often shedding in strips. Adult leaves lanceolate or broadly lanceolate; lamina 9-14 cm long, 1.6-2.7 cm wide; petiole channelled, 12-22 mm long. Peduncle angular, 5-13 mm long; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Operculum conical, 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; hypanthium obconical, c. 3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Fruits 5-9 mm long, 4-7 mm wide.

Habitat
Grows in tall open forest, often in pure stands.

Distribution
Occurs in the mountains of southern Vic., and in the Huon and Derwent River valleys, Tas.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 25m - 80m
Spread: 15m - 30m



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:regnans
Common Name:Mountain Ash


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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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