Swamp Mahogany

Eucalyptus robusta (Wikipedia)

Eucalyptus robusta, commonly known as swamp mahogany or swamp messmate, is a tree native to eastern Australia. Growing in swampy or waterlogged soils, it is up to 30 m (100 ft) high with thick spongy reddish brown bark and dark green broad leaves, which help form a dense canopy. The white to cream flowers appear in autumn and winter. The leaves are commonly eaten by insects, and are a food item for the koala. It is an important autumn-winter flowering species in eastern Australia, and has been planted extensively in many countries around the world. Its timber is used for firewood and in general construction.

Swamp mahogany
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Remnant E. robusta tree, Haberfield, NSW
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
E. robusta
Binomial name
Eucalyptus robusta
  • Eucalyptus multiflora Poir.
  • Eucalyptus multiflora var. bivalva Blakely orth. var.
  • Eucalyptus multiflora var. bivalvis Blakely
  • Eucalyptus multiflora Poir. var. multiflora
  • Eucalyptus robusta var. bivalva Blakely orth. var.
  • Eucalyptus robusta var. bivalvis (Blakely) Blakely
  • Eucalyptus robusta Sm. var. robusta
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