Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

EUCALYPTOLOGICS: GIT Forestry Consulting Information Resources on Eucalyptus Cultivation Worldwide: Eucalyptus Blog Archives at GIT Forestry Consulting's EUCALYPTOLOGICS

EUCALYPTOLOGICS: GIT Forestry Consulting Information Resources on Eucalyptus Cultivation Worldwide: Eucalyptus Blog Archives at GIT Forestry Consulting's EUCALYPTOLOGICS

Our friend Barrie at Las Palmas Norte-Hardy Palm & Exotics (Lantzville, British Columbia) reported the case of a mystery Eucalyptus in Canada that might require confirmation of its identification.

The main doubt was its striking similarity to a Snow Gum ( E. pauciflora and allied species and subspecies) for a good number of visual parameters. >

Indeed, pictures of the tree in question showed similarities for flower bud clusters, general leaf shape, and not to dissimilar bark outlook for the case of a young specimen. The most likely candidate within the Snow Gums to match this tree was E. Pauciflora ssp. pauciflora , a normally narrow leaved form of the species.

The alternative species suggested by our eucalyptologist friend Ian Barclay at The Desert Northwest (Sequim, Washington) was. Kybeanensis , Kybean Mallee Ash . And he might well be totally right.

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The plate above provides a comparative view of both species, depicting their similarities for flower buds and bloooms, but also showing how, for this case , Observation of leaf shape and size, but more importantly, of leaf venation patterns , can yield an accurate Eucalyptus identification.

In other words: Also in Eucalyptologics ...

Also in Eucalyptologics ...

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