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Eucalyptus dorrigoensis - Dorrigo White Gum 30 Seeds

Eucalyptus dorrigoensis - Dorrigo White Gum 30 Seeds


Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania


Eucalyptus dorrigoensis, commonly known as the Dorrigo White Gum, is an erect medium-sized to tall, smooth-barked tree of very restricted distribution near Dorrigo on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.

Tree to 30m tall and forming a lignotuber.
Bark smooth throughout or with some grey to grey-brown slabs of rough bark persisting on base of trunk; smooth bark sometimes slightly powdery, white, cream, pink or grey, often with ribbons of decorticated bark in the upper branches.
Juvenile growth (coppice or field seedlings to 50cm): stem rounded in cross-section, warty; juvenile leaves opposite for many pairs, sessile, elliptical to ovate or lanceolate, 3.5 - 8cm long, 1.3 - 4 m wide, base amplexicaul at first then rounded, dull, green to blue-green or slightly glaucous.

Adult leaves alternate, petiole 0.5 - 2.5cm long; blade lanceolate to falcate, 6 - 22cm long, 1.2 - 2.7cm wide, base tapering to petiole, concolorous, glossy or dull, green, side-veins greater than 45° to midrib, moderately to densely and finely reticulate, intramarginal vein parallel to and just within margin, oil glands numerous, island.
Inflorescences axillary unbranched, peduncles 0.4 - 1cm long; buds 7 per umbel, pedicels 0.1 - 0.3cm long. Mature buds ovoid, 0.4 - 0.5cm long, 0.2 - 0.3cm wide, green, scar present, operculum conical, stamens inflexed, anthers cuboid or cuneate, versatile, dorsifixed, dehiscing by longitudinal slits (non-confluent), style long, stigma blunt, locules 3 or 4, the placentae each with 4 vertical ovule rows.

Flowers are white and appear in late Autumn.

Fruit sessile or pedicellate (pedicels to 0.2cm long), cup-shaped, obconical or hemispherical, 0.3 - 0.4cm long, 0.4 - 0.5cm wide, disc raised-convex, or disc level, valves 3 or 4, exserted or near rim level.

Cultivated seedlings (measured at ca node 10): cotyledons bilobed; stems rounded in cross-section, warty; leaves sessile and opposite for at least 15 nodes, lanceolate, 3.5 - 8cm long, 1.3 - 3cm wide, base amplexicaul, apex rounded or pointed dull, green, new tip growth slightly waxy.

30 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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