Medium-sized upright tree to 25 m with moderately dense dark canopy. Bark mostly smooth but with a rough stocking for some way up the trunk. Oval shiny adult leaves vary in length from 9-17 cm with wavy margins. Juvenile dull green leaves are oval. Seven diamond-shaped buds per cluster. Long strips of bark are shed in summer and autumn from the upper trunk and branches to reveal grey bark.
|Former Scientific Name||
E. ovata var. ovata
|Other Common Names||
Black Gum (Tas)
From a distance the tree has a dark crown that glitters and is shiny in sunlight. Funnel-shaped flat-topped fruit on slender stalks with 3-4 valves level with the rim. Disk raised.
Perennial. Fast growing. Poor moist soils in a range of habitats including grassland, riparian environments, swampy ground, woodland and forest. Tolerates inundation in winter and dry summers.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia