Scientific Name:
Eucalyptus botryoides Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 286 (1797)
Vernacular Name(s):
Bangalay; Southern mahogany

Large tree; bark thick, soft, persistent sometimes to the branches or otherwise to c. 1/2 the trunk. Juvenile lvs opposite for 5–6 pairs, petiolate, ± lanceolate-ovate. Adult lvs with petioles 2–3 cm long; lamina 8–18 × 1.5–4 cm, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, coriaceous, with conspicuous marginal vein and many fine parallel lateral veins diverging at 50–70° from midrib, discolorous with lower surface paler; base somewhat asymmetric; apex long-attenuate. Umbels axillary, of 7–11 sessile fls (central fl. sometimes pedicellate); peduncles 1–1.5 cm long, strongly flattened. Buds to c. 1 cm long, green; hypanthium c. 1/2 operculum, acutely ribbed; operculum ± conic. Stamens white; anthers oblong. Fr. 7–10 × 5–8 mm, ± oblong-cylindric or urceolate; valves 4, deeply sunken; disc narrow or very narrow, convex or descending.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Nov.–Mar.

Smith, J. E. 1797: Botanical Characters of some plants of the natural order of Myrti. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 3: 255–288.
Wilcox, M.; Bradshaw, C.; Cameron, E. 2004: Woody plants of the Auckland Domain. Auckland Botanical Society Journal 59(1): 44–56.