Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint)


Eucalyptus nicholii photo
Eucalyptus nicholii growing near the Gara River, east of Armidale

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Eucalyptus nicholii photo
Eucalyptus nicholii, Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint leaves

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Eucalyptus nicholii photo
Eucalyptus nicholii buds

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



PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus nicholii in Australia

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


Common Name
Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint

Description
Tree to 15 m. Bark rough, fibrous throughout, yellow-brown to grey-brown. Juvenile leaves alternate, crowded, shortly petiolate, linear, grey-green, concolorous. Adult leaves alternate, narrowly lanceolate acuminate; lamina 6-13 cm long, 0.5-1 cm wide, slightly blue-green to grey-green; lateral veins faint, at 35° -45° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete, 7-12 mm long. Peduncle terete, 5-7 mm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Buds ovoid or fusiform; operculum conical, 1-3 mm long, c. 2 mm wide; hypanthium hemispherical to subglobular, 2-3 mm long, c. 2 mm wide. Fruits hemispherical to obconical, 2-5 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; disc level; valves slightly exserted.

Habitat
Grows on well-drained slopes and ridges in poor soils as scattered trees and in woodland.

Distribution
Occurs on the New England Tableland between Jenners Ck and Walcha, N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 8 - 18
Spread (m): 6 - 10
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 650
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: autumn

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:nicholii
Common Name:Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint


Relatives in same Genus
  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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