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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eucalyptus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eucalyptus polyanthemos Schauer
Stem: < 25 m; bark highly varied, rough, fibrous, persistent or smooth, shed in flakes or irregular strips, gray or tan. Leaf: 5--10 cm, 1.5--5 cm wide, round, elliptic, or ovate, gray-green, silver, or blue-green, occasionally glaucous. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary panicle of 5--7 flowered umbels. Flower: hypanthium +- 4 mm, ovoid to obconic, +- 2 × bud cap; bud cap conic to hemispheric; stamens white. Fruit: 5--6 mm, pear- to bowl-shaped; valves included.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed coastal areas; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO, SCo, s ChI (Santa Catalina Island), WTR; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern Australia. Flowering Time: Dec--Feb Note: Commonly cultivated in California; often juvenile, adult, and transitional leaves in mature crowns of naturalized plants; juvenile leaves used in floral arrangements.
eFlora Treatment Author: Matt Ritter
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eucalyptus globulus
Next taxon: Eucalyptus pulchella
Citation for this treatment: Matt Ritter 2016. Eucalyptus polyanthemos, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=25275, accessed on October 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 28, 2016.