Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek (M.Doherty 26), Family Myrtaceae, is a tree to 25 m tall with a thin wavy fibrous grey/brown bark stocking, and smooth cream branches. It has distinctive heart-shaped juvenile leaves 2-4 cm long, adult leaves 9-15 cm long. The fruit has 3 valves. It can easily be confused with E. viminalis (Benson and McDougall, 1998; NSW NPWS, 2000; NSW DEC, 2005). It has also been recorded as expressing similar characteristics as E. angophoroides and has previously been named as Eucalyptus wollemiensis ms. (Bell, 2008).
Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek |
Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus sp. Howes Swamp Creek
Inappropriate fire regimes may be the most significant potential threat to this species as the area is prone to frequent fire events; with at least three fires affecting the locality within the last ten years (DECCW; 2005).