Australian Native Plants

  Eucalyptus microcorys (Tallow wood)


Eucalyptus microcorys photo
Eucalyptus microcorys, the tallowwood

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Eucalyptus microcorys photo
Eucalyptus microcorys flowers and leaves

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Eucalyptus microcorys photo
Eucalyptus microcorys, Alex Forest Conservation Area, Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast

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



TALLOW WOOD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Eucalyptus microcorys in Australia

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


Common Name
Tallow wood

Description
The Tallow wood is a tree to 60 m. Adult leaves: lamina 8-13 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide; lateral veins just visible to clearly visible, at 45° -60° ; intramarginal vein up to 1 mm from margin; petiole terete to channelled, 8-15 mm long. Peduncle flattened, 6-18 mm long; pedicels 2-7 mm long. Operculum hemispherical, often with crossed sutures, 1-2 mm long, 2-3 mm wide; hypanthium clavate, 3-5 mm long, 2-3 mm wide. Fruits 4-10 mm long, 3-6 mm wide.

Habitat
Grows mostly in fertile soils on slopes, ridges and in valleys, mainly in tall open forest.

Distribution
Occurs in south-eastern Qld including Fraser Is., and north-eastern N.S.W.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 15 - 30
Spread (m): 8 - 20
Soil Texture: sand, clay, loam
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eucalyptus
Species:microcorys
Common Name:Tallow wood


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  Eucalyptus acaciiformis
  Eucalyptus accedens
  Eucalyptus acies
  Eucalyptus albens
  Eucalyptus bancroftii
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  Eucalyptus caleyi
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  Eucalyptus curtisii
  Eucalyptus dealbata
  Eucalyptus dumosa
  Eucalyptus eugenioides
  Eucalyptus forrestiana
  Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  Eucalyptus grandis
  Eucalyptus intertexta
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