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The Southern Highlands is a biodiversity hotspot with a huge range of rainfall, geology and altitude, which creates many different microclimates. There are several hundreds of different eucalypt species ocurring within Wingecarribee and Wollondilly local government areas. There are Scribbly gums, Peppermints, Ribbon Gums, Stringybarks, Iron Barks, Snow Gums, Forest Red Gums, Cabbage Gums, White-topped Box, Yellow Box, Grey Gums, Swamp Gums, and some of our rarer species include Eucalyptus aquatica and Eucalyptus macarthurii.

Gum trees are distinguished by their form; the type of bark they have; the colour and shape of leaves; and the shape of buds and fruit (gum nuts). Photographs of flowers are virtually useless from an identification perspective.

Trees with smooth (no) bark on their trunk and branches are termed gums (eg Forest Red Gum). Trees with mostly smooth bark but with it peeling in ribbons are ribbon gums. Those with bark part way up their trunks but smooth main branches are termed boxes (eg Yellow Box). Peppermints are trees with fibrous flaky bark, persistent on trunk and larger branches. The bark of stringybarks can be pulled off in long strings, while ironbarks have dark deeply furrowed bark. A mallee is a eucalypt that has multiple stems and a low growth habit. 

 

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Gum Tree Angophora bakeri (Narrow-leaved Apple)

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Gum Tree Angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum, Rusty Gum, Smooth-barked Apple)

Angophora costata
Angophora costata

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Gum Tree Angophora floribunda (Apple, Rough-barked Apple)

Angophora floribunda
Angophora floribunda

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Gum Tree Corymbia eximia (Yellow Bloodwood)

Corymbia eximia Jackie Miles, Hunter Valley
Corymbia eximia Fruits are sessile, unlike C. gummifera
Corymbia eximia
Corymbia eximia

Gum Tree Corymbia gummifera (Red Bloodwood)

Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera

Gum Tree Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum)

Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus agglomerata (Blue-leaved Stringybark)

Eucalyptus agglomerata Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus agglomerata Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus agglomerata Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus agglomerata
Eucalyptus agglomerata
Eucalyptus agglomerata

Gum Tree Eucalyptus aggregata (Black Gum)

Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus albens (White Box)

Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus amplifolia (Cabbage Gum)

Eucalyptus amplifolia Jackie Miles, Corramy SCA
Eucalyptus amplifolia Large juvenile leaves
Eucalyptus amplifolia Typical red gum fruits with exsert valves
Eucalyptus amplifolia
Eucalyptus amplifolia
Eucalyptus amplifolia
Eucalyptus baueriana Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus baueriana Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus baueriana Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus baueriana
Eucalyptus baueriana
Eucalyptus baueriana

Gum Tree Eucalyptus beyeriana (Beyer's Ironbark)

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum)

Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus blaxlandii (Blaxland's Stringybark)

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus bosistoana (Coastal Grey Box)

Eucalyptus bosistoana Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus bosistoana Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus bosistoana Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus bosistoana
Eucalyptus bosistoana
Eucalyptus bosistoana

Gum Tree Eucalyptus botryoides (Bangalay, Southern Mahogany)

Eucalyptus botryoides Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus botryoides Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus botryoides Jackie Miles
Eucalyptus botryoides
Eucalyptus botryoides
Eucalyptus botryoides
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus burgessiana (Faulconbridge Mallee Ash)

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus capitellata (Brown Stringybark)

Gum Tree Eucalyptus cinerea (Argyle Apple)

Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea

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