Eucalyptus acmenoides Myrtaceae

White Mahogany

Form and Size: A medium to large tree, 25m high in dry areas, to 60m in moist forest conditions

Distribution: East coast of Qld and .SW, from the Atherton Tablelands to Sydney; in open forests

Adult Leaves: Lance-shaped, sometimes sickle-shaped, long fine point, thin, green, paler beneath, lateral veins at 35°-55°, stalk flattened or channelled, 8-12.5cm x 1.6- 2.7cm

Bark: Grey-brown, fibrous, stringy, thick

Buds: Egg-shaped or narrow-oval; base 2-3mm long, 3-4mm wide; cap conical or with a curved point, 3-4mm long and wide

Flowers: White, about 0.6cm diameter, borne in clusters of 7-11

Flowering Period: October to December

Fruit:  Capsules, hemispherical, thin-walled, 4-7mm long and wide, valves level or enclosed

Cultivation/Notes:  Propagate from seed. This tree is a major source of pollen for the bee-keeping industry and the timber is hard, tough and termite-resistant. It has been used for poles, sleepers and general construction work. Well drained loams are preferred.