Scientific Name:
Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm.
Vernacular Name(s):
forest red gum; red irongum

Large tree; bark rough and flaky near base, smooth and patterned or blotched bluish grey above. Juvenile lvs opposite at first; petiole to 2.5 cm long; lamina broad-ovate; base broad-cuneate. Adult lvs with petiole to 3 cm long; lamina to c. 30 × 2.5 cm, linear-lanceolate or lanceolate, concolorous, coriaceous, glossy, with distinct intramarginal vein and lateral veins diverging at an angle of c. 45° to midrib; base cuneate, symmetric; apex long-subulate-acuminate. Umbels axillary, of 7–9 fls; peduncles 0.7–1.8 cm long, almost terete; pedicels 3–9 mm long. Buds 0.8–1.2 cm long, narrowly conic or horn-shaped, operculum much > hypanthium; becoming whitish just before dehiscence. Stamens white; anthers oblong. Fr. pedicellate, 5–6 × 6.5–7.5 mm, hemispheric; valves 3–4, exserted; disc c. 2.5 mm wide, convex, strongly exserted.

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


Flowering: Jul.–Oct.