Gray Ironbark

Eucalyptus cinerea

Eucalyptus paniculata, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Eldoret, Kenya. July 2014.

habit of Eucalyptus paniculata photo © Michael Plagens

trunk and bark of Eucalyptus paniculata photo © Michael Plagens
From Wikipedia: Grey Ironbark is a common eucalyptus tree of eastern New South Wales, Australia. A dark trunked forest tree with grey furrowed bark, mostly seen between 20 and 30 metres tall. The bark is fairly typical of ironbarks, being rough, hard and furrowed. Also, the bark can be almost corky in some trees. From a distance it may appear brown, rather than grey. Young trees have a compact dense crown, but with age the canopy becomes more open.
White flowers form on panicles between May and January. Juvenile leaves are opposite on the stem. Adult leaves are alternate on the stem, a different green above and below the leaf.[5] Somewhat glossy above. Noticeably veiny, lanceolate in shape, 15 cm long by 2.3 wide. Gumnuts are 0.9 x 0.7 cm, hemispherical or reverse conical in shape.

Myrtaceae -- Myrtle Family

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Kenya Natural History

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