Eucalyptus dendromorpha

Budawang Ash at Blue Mountains National Park

Eucalyptus dendromorpha at Blue Mountains National Park - 17 Apr 2024
Eucalyptus dendromorpha at Blue Mountains National Park - 17 Apr 2024
Eucalyptus dendromorpha at Blue Mountains National Park - 17 Apr 2024
Eucalyptus dendromorpha at Blue Mountains National Park - 17 Apr 2024
Eucalyptus dendromorpha at Blue Mountains National Park - 17 Apr 2024
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Identification history

Eucalyptus dendromorpha 11 Jun 2024 Steve818
Eucalyptus stricta 19 Apr 2024 Tapirlord
Eucalyptus burgessiana 18 Apr 2024 Steve818
Unidentified 17 Apr 2024 MatthewFrawley

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Some sort of cliff top mallee, leaves broader than E. stricta.

11 comments

Steve818 wrote:
   18 Apr 2024
I get to E.stricta or E.burgessiana on EUCLID. Buds are more pyriform shaped than standard images for E.burgessiana. So I am uncertain, as I am not sure about integrades with the green-leaved mallee ashes.
   18 Apr 2024
I suggested this one as E. stricta: Eucalyptus stricta (Blue Mountains Mallee Ash)
Tapirlord wrote:
   19 Apr 2024
I would say E.stricta, it is far more common around katoomba. Though It's not a group I know well either, really the person you want to look at it is Dean Nicolle. He is easy to contact via inat
Steve818 wrote:
   19 Apr 2024
Yes, and PLANTNET mentions lots of integrades of E.stricta with other closely related. So that might explain wider leaves. The buds look more like E.stricta.
Steve818 wrote:
   20 Apr 2024
I reviewed the EUCLID key and in the notes it says E.stricta can have leaves up to 1.6cm wide.
   20 Apr 2024
The second photo shows the leaves with my fingers, which are about 1.6cm wide, so I think some of the leaves were a bit wider than that.
Steve818 wrote:
   23 Apr 2024
Steve818 wrote:
   7 Jun 2024
Reviewing the images again: The oil glands are irregular which points to E.stricta or E.burgessiana - although in E.burgessiana they appear less so. But the leaf width places it just outside the maximum listed for E.stricta on EUCLID. I will email Dean Nicolle this sighting link to see if he can resolve for us.
   7 Jun 2024
Many thanks @Steve818 for following up on this sighting.
Steve818 wrote:
   11 Jun 2024
@MatthewFrawley and @Tapirlord : Dr Dean Nicolle got back to me and said it is likely to be E.dendromorpha. It is a common species on and around wet cliffs in the central Blue Mountains, and closely related to E.stricta and E.burgessiana. Older Eucalypt books and EUCLID only list as a tree, hence why when keying out there was some confusion. I compared with a sighting on the South Coast that was identified as E.dendromorpha too, and they are a good match. Interestingly the older texts and EUCLID say it does not have a lignotuber, but that now needs revising. After the 2019-20 fires a lot of E.dendromorpha went from tree form to mallee form, so a lignotuber was present. Maybe there are populations with and without lignotubers.
   11 Jun 2024
Awesome information @Steve818 many thanks again. It really did look like a different tree to the other E. stricta I saw nearby.

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  • 17 Apr 2024 03:46 PM Recorded on
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