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Eucalyptus fastigata

AuthorityD.& M.
FamilyMagnoliopsida:Rosidae:Myrtales:Myrtaceae
SynonymsEucalyptus fastigiata H. Deane & Maiden
Common namescut-tail gum
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Ecocrop code5856



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A tall to very tall evergreen tree, usually 30-45 m but may reach a height of up to 60 m. The trunk may reach 100-200 cm in diameter and from one-third to two-thirds of the tree height. The crown is relatively large and evenly distributed. Sapwood narrow, hardwood light brown, straight-grained, open-textured, moderately hard, of moderate strength and durability. USES The wood is easily worked, used for engineering and building construction, marine craft, flooring, architraves, furniture, plywood, and for pulp production for the manufacture of paper. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. Withstands droughts of up to 2 months. COMMON NAMES Brown barrel, Cut tail. FURTHER INF Brown barrel can in tropical and subtropical regions be found at elevations from 200 to 2000 m. The natural latitudinal range in Australia is 30-37°S. The tree occurs in valleys and on the slopes of mountains and on the edges of tablelands. Annual wood production potential is 21-28 m3/ha. Mentioned as a possible agroforestry species.
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SOURCES (Eucalyptus fastigata Deane & Maiden)
Webb D 1980 pp 126 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, KTMP, USE]
National RC 1980 pp 83
INSPIRE species 68 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, KTMP, LIG, USE]
Eldridge K 1993 pp 45
Booth T 1990 pp 51
Pryor L 1994 (pers. comm.)
Boland D 1984 pp 312-313 [TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, TEXT, FER, DRA]
Hensleight T 1988 pp 377 [TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, DRA, PH, USE]