Angophora crassifolia

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Angophora crassifolia
Angophora Terry Hills.jpg
Garigal National Park, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Angophora
Species: A. crassifolia
Binomial name
Angophora crassifolia
(G.J.Leach) L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill
Synonyms

  • Angophora bakeri subsp. crassifolia

  • Eucalyptus crassifolia (G.J.Leach) Brooker

Angophora crassifolia is a small tree growing in the northern parts of Sydney, Australia. A rare plant with a ROTAP rating of 2RCA. It seems to be restricted to the plateau areas in and around Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park, growing on lateritic soils.

A small tree to 15 metres high, with tougher more rigid leaves and larger gumnuts than the related Angophora bakeri. The specific epithet crassifolia is derived from Latin, referring to the thick leaves.[1] If this species was to be moved into the eucalyptus genus, the proposed new name would be Eucalyptus crassifolia.

The original specimen was collected beside Mona Vale Road near Terrey Hills by G. J. Leach on May 21, 1975.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 22