scale bar = 1cm.
Silver-leaf Stringybark - native (Eucalyptus cephalocarpa)
Other names: Silver Stringybark, Mealy Stringybark.
Silver-leaf Stringybark can be recognised by
- the silvery juvenile leaves, which are oval, silvery, and in opposite pairs
- the adult leaves are also often silvery and may be in opposite pairs.
- the rough, stringy bark.
It is rare in this district. All records have been in an east-west band from Metcalfe to Glenluce.
Silver-leaf Stringybark was once abundant in the Ringwood-Blackburn districts.
1. Buds. 2: Juvenile leaves. Metcalfe. 3: Bark. Bairnsdale.
4: Clump of Silver-leaf Stringybark. Fryers Ridge. 5: Metcalfe. 6: Fruit.