Snow Gum White Sallee
Rounded, low-branching rounded tree to 30 m with a white to creamy trunk. Bark smooth and waxy blue on the smaller branches. Thick shiny-grey to olive green adult leaves to 16 cm long are lance-shaped. Juvenile bluish-green leaves are oval. Eleven or more club-shaped buds per cluster on thick stalks.
|Former Scientific Name||
E pauciflora var. pauciflora
|Other Common Names||
Cabbage Gum (Tas)
Adult leaves have distinctive parallel veins. Some forms are distinctly weeping in form. Cup-shaped fruit on shortstalks with 3 valves level with the rim. Disk flat.
Perennial. Well-drained soils, often deep sands in grassy woodland and grassy forests, and as scattered tree in grasslands. Tolerates severe cold, often occurs on the margins of frost hollows. Its hardiness make it a popular choice for revegetation projects.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The seed and inner bark of some Eucalyptus species were used as a food source by Aboriginal people, as well as the gum and leaves for medicial purposes and wood and bark for fibre. Important source of honey. Important food source for some insects and birds.