Smooth Bark Eucalypts

E polyanthemos Red Box

Bark of E polyanthemos

Bark of E polyanthemos

E polyanthemos

Bark is often rough at base but smooth on upper branches. Flowers in September October, buds 3-7 on umbels. Broad adult leaves, waxy often bluish. Juvenile leaves very similar.


E melliodora Yellow Box

Bark of E melliodora

Bark of E melliodora

Melliodora

Bark rough at base upper branches smooth white or grey Flowers December January buds 7 on umbels but some soon lost. Adult leaves lance shaped. Juvenile leaves similar but broader.


E blakelyi Blakely’s Red Gum

Bark of E blakelyi

Bark of E blakelyi

blakelyi

Bark smooth with large blotches often reddish brown. Flowers November December buds 4-12 at leaf base, buds have very long caps. Adult leaves long
(15 cm) thick and “leathery”. Juvenile leaves often waxy and more rounded.


E rubida Candlebark

Bark of E rubida

Bark of E rubida

Rubida

Bark often rough near base smooth on branches with long “candles” hanging down. Flowers November December
3 buds/umbel. Adult leaves elongated, slightly waxy. Juvenile leaves very waxy, rounded, with no leaf stalk.


E pauciflora Snow Gum

Bark of E pauciflora

Bark of E pauciflora

pauciflora

Smooth bark, white or grey, often surface scribbles. Flowers October, 2- 15 buds per umbel. Adult leaves thick with parallel veins. Juvenile leaves waxy, rounded, set alternate on stem.


E rossii Scribbly Gum

Bark of E rossii

Bark of E rossii

Rossii

Smooth bark white or grey often scribbled. Flowers December January 5-12 buds/umbel at end of branchlets. Branches with pressure ridges at base. Adult leaves with veins fanning from mid vein. Juvenile leaves similar.


E mannifera Red Spotted Gum

Bark of E mannifera

Bark of E mannifera

mannifera

Bark smooth,white to grey often spotted.Flowers February to March, regular 7 buds per umbel. Adult leaves lance like, not waxy. Juvenile leaves wirh short leaf stem.


These images of buds, nuts and leaf shape are taken from the pamphlet “A guide to eucalypts in the ACT” the concept of Peter Ormay.

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