Angophora subvelutina

Family Myrtaceae

Broad-leaved Apple

Crooked tree to 20 m high with dense crown and persistent rough, flaky bark, leaves broad at base with very short petiole. Longevity more than 200 years.

Flowers: Creamy white, November January.

Fruit: Hard, woody, ribbed capsule to 10 mm long, releasing seeds at maturity.

Seed: Dark brown, oval, flat with papery texture. Wind dispersed locally. Non dormant, germinates without treatment.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • River flat forest habitat.
  • Uncommon along creek at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts from epicormic shoots after fire.
Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland