, commonly known as the Narrow-leaved ironbark
or Narrowleaf red ironbark
, is a type of Ironbark tree
native to eastern Australia
. A member of the large genus Eucalyptus
, this tree is in the Myrtaceae family
and can grow to a large spreading tree up to 35 m (100 ft) high. It is an important source of nectar in the honey industry and its hard, strong timber is used in construction.
The Narrow-leaved ironbark was originally described by Victoria state botanist Ferdinand von Mueller
in 1859. The specific epithet is the Latin
"crowded" or "close together". Within the genus Eucalyptus
, it belongs in the subgenus Symphyomyrtus
This plant is a large spreading tree, which may reach 35 m (100 ft) in height. The rough furrowed bark is grey mottled with yellow and orange. The narrow lanceolate leaves are a uniform greyish-green in colour and measure 7–15 cm (2.8-6 in) in length by 0.9–1.7 cm (0.4-0.6 in) wide. The small white flowers appear from late autumn to spring, and are followed by small pods.
Distribution and habitat
The Narrow-leaved ironbark is found in eastern Australia, from Picton southwest of Sydney north through New South Wales and Queensland to the vicinity of Cairns.
can consume the leaves, and the flowers are pollinated... Read More