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Eucalyptus amplifolia
Naudin, Myrtaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results: 

Evaluate, score: 2 (Go to the risk assessment (U.S.)).
Evaluate, score: 1 (Go to the risk assessment (U.S. (Florida))).

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: guang ye an

English: cabbage gum

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Trees. Bark whitish or grayish, smooth, maculate, exfoliating. Branchlets terete. Young leaves opposite; leaf blade ovate to orbicular, 7-14 x 6-12 cm. Leaf blade of intermediate leaves broadly lanceolate, 4-5 cm wide. Mature leaves with a 1.5-2.5 cm petiole; leaf blade lanceolate, 10-25 x 2.5-3.5 cm, slightly twisted, both surfaces with small glands, secondary veins at an angle of ca. 45° from midvein, intramarginal veins ca. 0.7 mm from margin. Inflorescences axillary, simple, umbels 7-20-flowered; peduncle 1-2 cm, flattened or ridged. Flower buds long ovate, 10-15 x 4-5 mm. Hypanthium semiglobose, ca. 3 mm; stipe 3-4 mm; calyptra long awl-shaped, 3 to 4 times as long as hypanthium, apex acuminate. Stamens ca. 1 cm; anthers obovoid, dehiscing longitudinally, large glands abaxially. Capsule semiglobose to truncate capitate globose, 4-6 x 5-7 mm; disk broad; valves 3-5, strongly exserted from hypanthium"  (Flora of China online).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Australia (New South Wales, Queensland) (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1932) (voucher ID: BISH 59798)
Taxon name on voucher: Eucalyptus amplifolia Naudin
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
New South Wales native
National Herbarium of New South Wales (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland native
National Herbarium of New South Wales (2013)


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This page was created on 29 OCT 2010 and was last updated on 28 APR 2013.