Eucalyptus obliqua L'Hér.

First published in Sert. Angl.: 18 (1789)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Lesser Sunda Islands (Timor), SE. Queensland to SE. Australia. It is a tree and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Tree to 90 m with grey to red-brown furrowed stringy fibrous bark throughout.
Morphology Leaves
Juvenile leaves ovate, oblique; adult broadly lanceolate, 10–15 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, shining; petiole channelled, 0.7–1.7 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 11- or more-flowered; peduncles angular or flattened, 0.4–1.5 cm long; pedicels 1–6 mm long.
Morphology General Buds
Buds clavate; operculum hemispherical, 1–2 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube 2–4 mm long, 2–3 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ovoid, subglobose, barrel-shaped or urceolate, 6–11 mm long, 5–9 mm wide with level or steeply descending disc and 3–4 included valves.
Figures
Fig. 8/27, p. 41.
Distribution
K4 T3
[FTEA]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/61914151/61914153

Conservation
NT - near threatened
[IUCN]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/133373522/133373524

Conservation
NT - near threatened
[IUCN]

Common Names

English
Messmate Stringy Bark

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0