Eucalyptus drepanophylla, Fam. Myrtaceae
A large tree to 30m high, usually with a long and straight trunk and dark grey to black, hard, deeply fissured bark.
|Form or habit:||Large Tree|
Narrow lance-shaped, long fine point, green or grey green with faint lateral veins, at 30°-40°, 10-15 x 1.4-2.5cm.
|Flower description:||Cream to white, 1.5cm diameter flowers, borne in clusters of four to seven, several clusters forming terminal panicles. Egg-shaped or conical buds, 6-8 x 3-4mm, with a hemispherical-conical cap, 3 x 4mm. July to December.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, hemispherical to cylindrical capsules, 4-6 x 5-6mm. Valves level to exserted.|
|Habitat:||Open forest, woodland.|
|Food source for:||Leaves eaten by koalas.|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Propagate from seed. The flowers produce a good quality honey. Timber is very hard, durable and dark red.|
|Information sources:||Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|