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Broad-leaved White Mahogany (stringybark)

Eucalyptus carnea

Description:

Eucalyptus carnea, known as the "broad-leaved white mahogany" or "thick-leaved mahogany", is species of tree that is endemic to coastal areas of eastern Australia. It is also commonly known as a "stringybark", one of many fibrous-barked species of Eucalyptus that belong to the family Myrtaceae. The upper branches are always very distinctive, having quite an "angular" appearance, and my first impression was this spotting was white mahogany (E. acmenoides) as that is one of its characteristics, and also a species that occurs in this area. However, there are a number of mahogany species eucalypts. Height of mature trees usually between 25–30 metres (82–98 ft). The first tree in this spotting was also exuding red sap.

Habitat:

Spotted along the Summit Track at the Mt. Gravatt Conservation Reserve, only a few kilometres from Brisbane's CBD. Dry sclerophyll forest, sandy soils, westerly aspect.

Notes:

Mount Gravatt Environment Group maintain this reserve, and their website is very informative and comprehensive - https://megoutlook.org/flora-fauna/

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Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.54, Long: 153.07

Spotted on May 31, 2019
Submitted on May 31, 2019

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