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Just over 40 of the 850 eucalypt species occur naturally in the wider Canberra area. Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) occupies hundreds of square kilometres of our montane and sub-alpine area and is perhaps our most numerous gum tree, while the Mongarlowe Mallee, with just five individuals known is our rarest.

Gum trees are distinguished by their form; the type of bark they have; the colour and shape of leaves; and the shape of buds and fruit (gum nuts). Photographs of flowers are virtually useless from an identification perspective.

Trees with smooth (no) bark on their trunk and branches are termed gums (eg Red Gum). Trees with mostly smooth bark but with it peeling in ribbons are ribbon gums. Those with bark part way up their trunks but smooth main branches are termed boxes (eg Yellow Box). Peppermints are trees with fibrous flaky bark, persistent on trunk and larger branches. The bark of stringybarks can be pulled off in long strings, while ironbarks have dark deeply furrowed bark. A mallee is a eucalypt that has multiple stems and a low growth habit. 

Eucalypt species from around Australia have been planted in Canberra, but the Tasmanian Blue Gum, is the only non-local species to have become naturalised in our region, though new self perpetuating populations of the Argyle Apple and White Box have resulted from 1920s plantings of these species on Mount Mugga Mugga.

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Gum Tree Angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum, Rusty Gum, Smooth-barked Apple)

Angophora costata
Angophora costata

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Gum Tree Angophora floribunda (Apple, Rough-barked Apple)

Angophora floribunda
Angophora floribunda

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Gum Tree Corymbia gummifera (Red Bloodwood)

Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera
Corymbia gummifera

Gum Tree Corymbia maculata (Spotted Gum)

Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus aggregata (Black Gum)

Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata
Eucalyptus aggregata

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus albens (White Box)

Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens
Eucalyptus albens

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum)

Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi
Eucalyptus blakelyi

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Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana
Eucalyptus bridgesiana

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Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis
Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis
Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis
Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis
Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis
Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana (Mountain Swamp Gum)

Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana
Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana
Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana
Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana
Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana
Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus cinerea (Argyle Apple)

Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea

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Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea

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Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. triplex
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. triplex
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. triplex
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. triplex

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana subsp. dalrympleana
Eucalyptus dalrympleana subsp. dalrympleana
Eucalyptus dalrympleana subsp. dalrympleana
Eucalyptus dalrympleana subsp. dalrympleana

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Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis
Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis
Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis
Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis
Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis
Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. delegatensis

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint)

Eucalyptus dives FLOWERS
Eucalyptus dives FRUITS
Eucalyptus dives IMMATURE LEAVES
Eucalyptus dives
Eucalyptus dives
Eucalyptus dives

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus elata (River Peppermint)

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Gum Tree Eucalyptus elliptica (Brittle Gum)

Gum Tree Eucalyptus fastigata (Brown Barrel, Cut-tail)

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