Eucalyptus nicholii
willow-leaved peppermint

Myrtaceae (myrtle family)
New South Wales
Eucalyptus nicholii: tiny fruits, axillary, simple 7-flowered umbels (only three remain here). John Rawlings

A well-behaved small tree that does not drop its dark, matted bark, and drops only tiny fruit. The short, narrow leaves, which have a distinctive aroma, disappear into ground cover. There are five specimens on Raimundo Way opposite Cottrell Way, and other young ones on Campus Drive East fronting the Taube Tennis Center, and one on the Peter Coutts embankment (south side) between Stanford Avenue and Raimundo Way. For nearby mature trees go to 550 Oxford Street at Staunton Street, Palo Alto. Young trees recently were planted along the north side of Green Library’s Bing Wing. Two young trees are in the Bonair Siding parking lot near the E. pellita (UTM 10S 0574428 4142601).

Illustrations: branchlet | branchlet | fruit.

Related material: Eucalyptus checklist.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. John Rawlings subsequently added the Bonair Siding locations.