Angophora costata (Gaertn.) Britten

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tree, usually 15–30 m high, often with crooked branches, crown spreading; bark pink to orange, weathering to grey, smooth, shedding in small scales. Juvenile leaves elliptic to ovate, 6–12.5 cm long, 2–6.5 cm wide, glabrous, base auriculate, apex acute; adult leaves lanceolate, sometimes falcate, 7–19 cm long, 1.2–3.5 cm wide, ± glabrous, discolorous. Peduncle 7–18 mm long, glabrous or densely covered with bristles and hairs. Flower buds ovoid or globose, 3, rarely 7 per peduncle; calyx lobes to c. 3 mm long; petals orbicular, 3–4 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, glabrous; stamens numerous, filaments to c. 7 mm long; style to c. 4 mm long. Fruit ovoid or campanulate, 9–18 mm long, 9–17 mm wide, usually prominently ribbed, glabrous and smooth or pubescent and tuberculate.

*GipP, *Gold, *OtP, *VVP. Native to New South Wales and Queensland, commonly cultivated as an ornamental, occasionally spreading from nearby planted trees in Victoria.

3 subspsecies distinguished by differences in fruit size and presence or absence or ribs. Only the nominate subspecies present in Victoria.   

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-16
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Angophora
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Angophora costata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Angophora costata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory