Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. subsp. tereticornis
Brooker, M.I.H. & Kleinig, D.A. (1999), Field Guide to Eucalypts. Volume 1, South-eastern Australia Edn. 2, 1: 345, 101.
Red Gum; Bastard Box; Blue Gum; Forest Red Gum; Flooded Gum; Grey Gum; Mountain Gum; Queensland Blue Gum; Red Irongum; Slaty Gum
A tree of variable form, well formed or poorly formed often with more than one stem. Main crown branches tending to be more or less vertical. Bark smooth, pale coloured +/- blue-grey.
Leaf blades often falcate, about 9.5-18 x 1.1-2.5 cm.
Sometimes cultivated as a street tree or in larger parks but is a major component of forestry plantations especially overseas.
Produces a useful durable timber suitable for a variety of purposes even including carving, pulley blocks and sleepers. Swain (1928).
A good firewood when dry.
Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. (1795) Spec. Bot. New Holland 1: 41. Type: New South Wales, Port Jackson, 1793, J. White s.n.; holo: LINN; iso: BM.