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Goodwood gum – Eucalyptus hallii

Common name

Goodwood gum

Scientific name

Eucalyptus hallii

Kingdom

plants

Class

Rosopsida (higher dicots)

Family

Myrtaceae (Myrtaceae)

NCA status

Vulnerable

EPBC status

Vulnerable

Wetland indicator

Endemicity

Unknown endemicity - native

Habitat

Eucalyptus hallii occurs on flat to gently undulating terrain up to 60m above sea level. It is found in eucalypt or dry sclerophyll forest and woodland dominated by Eucalyptus species. It grows on acidic, grey silty or white sandy soils. (Halford 1995; DEWHA 2008)

Description

Eucalyptus hallii is a tree growing to 17m in height. It has smooth bark on the trunk and branchlets. The bark is mottled grey and dark grey and is continually shed. The newly exposed bark is orange to pinkish-grey. The juvenile leaves are lance shaped to ovate, measure 15cm long by 8cm wide and are arranged in pairs along the branches. Adult leaves are the same colour on either side; a glossy green or grey-green. They are lance-shaped or sometimes sickle-shaped and measure up to 15cm long by 2.5cm wide.
Up to 7 white flowers are grouped into clusters, on laterally flattened stalks that reach up to 1cm in length. The flower clusters arise from the angle between the leaf and the stem. Mature flower buds are egg-shaped, have a rounded or cone-shaped cap, measure up to 9mm long by 4mm wide and are without a stalk. The seed capsules are conical with the pointed end joined to the stalk and have 3-4 chambers and protruding valves. The capsules are 5-8mm long and 5-7mm in diameter. (Brooker & Kleinig 1994; Halford 1995; DEWHA 2008)

Reproduction

Eucalyptus hallii has been recorded with flower buds throughout the year and with flowers in January and February. (Halford 1995)

Predators

(no information available)

Parasites/pathogens

(no information available)

Threatening Processes

(no information available)

Human uses

(no information available)

References

Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. (1994). Field guide to Eucalypts: Volume 3, Northern Australia. Inkata Press, Sydney.
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Eucalyptus hallii in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 2/07/2008. http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat
Halford, D. (1995). Eucalyptus hallii, in Species Management Manual. Department of Natural Resources, Brisbane.
Herbrecs (2008). Eucalyptus hallii, in BriMapper version 3.2.1. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 22/12/2008.

Notes

Contributors: Jan A. Abbotts 17/01/2002; Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009

Further resources


This page should be cited as:

Goodwood gum – Eucalyptus hallii, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 18 November 2018, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/components/species/?eucalyptus-hallii>.

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