Eucalyptus platyphylla (Poplar Gum) (Myrtaceae)

Eucalyptus platyphylla (Poplar gum)

The Poplar Gum is a very striking tree of savanna and coastal forest. It is recognizable by the combination of the almost pure white smooth bark and wide ovate leaves with rounded tips. The capsules are in threes.

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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