Angophora costata



Angophora costata, commonly known as Sydney red gum or Apple myrtle, is a species of medium-sized to tall tree that is endemic to eastern Australia. It has smooth bark, lance-shaped leaves arranged in opposite pairs, flower buds usually in groups of three, white or creamy white flowers and ribbed, oval or bell-shaped fruit. This tree typically grows to a height of 30 m (98 ft) and forms a lignotuber. It has smooth pinkish or cream-coloured bark that weathers to grey and is shed in small scales. It is the only Angophora to have smooth bark on the trunk. Young plants and coppice regrowth have sessile, elliptical to egg-shaped leaves arranged in opposite pairs with a stem-clasping base, 60–125 mm long and 20–65 mm wide. Adult leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, glossy green but paler on the lower surface, lance-shaped or curved, 70–190 mm long and 12–35 mm  wide on a petiole 9–25 mm long. The flower buds are arranged on the ends of branchlets on a branched peduncle 3–25 mm long, each branch of the peduncle with usually three buds on pedicels 3–15 mm long. Mature buds are oval to globe-shaped, up to 10 mm long and 11 mm (0.43 in) wide. There are five sepals up to 3 mm (0.12 in) long and the petals are white to creamy white with a green keel, 3–5 mm (0.12–0.20 in) long and 3–6 mm (0.12–0.24 in) wide. Flowering occurs from October to December. The fruit is a oval or bell-shaped capsule up to 20 mm long and wide.

26.00 Location C11 Latitude:  -38.4020880000000  Longitude: 146.056200000000

26.01 Location C11 Latitude:  -38.4023130000000  Longitude: 146.056253000000

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