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A small to medium sized tree reaching 7-15 m on infertile sites and up to 30 m on better sites. The trunk is clear and moderately straight for about 1/2 the tree height.
Fast-growing perennial. It may reach as high as 7.6 m in 2.5 years. Withstands droughts of 3-5 months.
Cape York red gum, Gumttopped peppermint, Karo.
Natural stands of Cape York red gum occurs at low altitudes from sea level to 560 m. The latitudinal range in Australia is 8-16°S and it is also found in Papua New Guinea and Pakistan. The tree can be found on a range of sites from rocky slopes over undulating country to seasonally inundated flats and depressions. In Bangladesh it grows well on the margin of rice fields. It is mentioned as a possible agroforestry species. Yearly production potential is about 20-25 m3/ha. (pH estimated by the compiler).
|SOURCES (E. brassiana S.T. Blake)
National RC 1983c pp 10-11 [DRA, FER, TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, TEXT]
Hensleight T 1988 pp 377 [TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, TEXT, FER, USE]
Zabala N 1990 pp 114-115 [TEMP, RAIN, TEXT, DRA, LIG, USE]