Eucalyptus botryoides. BANGALAY. New South Wales, Victoria
MYRTACEAE (Myrtle family)
Prof. Matt Ritter writes:
The tree on the Eucalyptus walk that was described as a E. botryoides hybrid appears to actually be one. It matches E. botryoides in all its characters except that it has wholly smooth bark. There are no close relatives of E. botryoides with wholly smooth bark so this may be a strange cultivar, individual, mutant, or hybrid. I’m not sure.
Peggy Annabel writes (January 1, 2011):
This could be a hybrid with Eucalyptus saligna (sydney blue gum) or Eucalyptus grandis both very similar with smooth barks and they do hybridize with E. botryoides in my area in Sydney Australia.
E. botryoides hybrid. Voucher image courtesy of Prof. Matt Ritter and Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, Cal PolyCal Poly State University.
Other campus Eucalypts
E. acaciiformis | E. aggregata | E. albens | E. albida | E. blakelyi | E. botryoides | E. botryoides hybrid | E. bridgesiana | E. caesia | E. camaldulensis | E. cinerea | E. citriodora | E. cladocalyx | E. conferruminata | E. cornuta | E. crebra | E. cypellocarpa | E. diversicolor | E. dundasii | E. dwyeri | E. erythronema | E. ficifolia | E. globulus | E. goniocalyx | E. gunnii | E. intertexta | E. kruseana | E. laeliae | E. lehmannii | E. leucoxylon | E. linearis | E. loxophleba | E. macarthurii | E. macrandra | E. maculosa | E. mannifera | E. megacornuta | E. melliodora | E. morrisbyi | E. nicholii | Eucalyptus Notes | E. ochrophloia | E. oleosa ssp. oleosa | E. paniculata | E. parvifolia | E. parvula | E. patens | E. pauciflora | E. pellita | E. platypus | E. polyanthemos | E. pulchella | E. pulverulenta | E. punctata | E. redunca | E. resinifera | E. robusta | E. rudis | E. salubris | E. sideroxylon | E. squamosa | E. stellulata | E. urnigera | E. viminalis | E. viridis
Illustrations (links open new windows): VouchersAdditions/Revisions:
Name derivation, genus | species: well covered | bunch of grapesRelated material: Eucalyptus checklist