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Eucalyptus rossii. Inland scribbly gum.                        

                                                                                                                                                                           Photos (click to enlarge)

  

Family

Myrtaceae

Description

medium sized tree with striking white trunk.

Flowering time

spring-summer

Distribution & botanical details

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Vegetation communities

NSW Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyl Forests and Southern Tableland Dry Sclerophyl Forests

Soil types

Specialises in low-nutrient, dry, rocky, skeletal soils on a variety of substrates including sandstone, granite, and mudstones.

Values/uses

  

  -habitat values

Dominant or co-dominant canopy tree. Old trees frequently shed limbs and are particularly abundant in nesting hollows.

  -amenity/ornamental     values

Attractive tree, the trunk is very striking, varying in colour across the year from white, to blothchy grey, salmon and pink. White only reasonably showy. Limb-shedding habit limits its use to broadacre landscapes.

  -economic/functional     values

Extremely useful for revegetation of eroded sites, quarries and mines with rocky, skeletal substrates without topsoil, particularly those of sedimentary origin or coarse texture. The timber is light and brittle.

Tolerances

  

   -water deficit

extremely high

   -compaction

low

   -waterlogging

low

   -shade

low

   -minimum temperature

-8 degrees

Seed and germination details

  

  -avge no. seeds per gram

123

  -viability period

long

  -dormancy

none

  -treatment

none   

  -days from first to last  germination at

25 degrees

5-28

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

  

 

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