Angophora floribunda (Sm.) Sweet

Rough-barked Apple

Hort. Brit, edn 2, 209 (1830) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree, usually 15–30 m high, often with crooked branches, crown spreading; bark grey to brown, rough, fibrous, persistent, extending to branchlets. Juvenile leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, to 9 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent toward base, base auriculate, apex acute; adult leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, falcate, 4.5–15 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, glabrous, discolorous. Peduncle 15–30 mm long, glabrous or sparsely covered with short white hairs, rarely with a few bristles. Flower buds ovoid or globose, 3–7 per peduncle; calyx-lobes 1–1.5 mm long; petals orbicular, 2–4 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, tuberculate; stamens numerous, filaments 5–7 mm long; style to 3 mm long. Fruit ovoid to globular 7–12 mm long, 8–12 mm wide, prominently ribbed, pubescent, tuberculate. Flowers Sep.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, *VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to far East Gippsland (east of c. Wingan Inlet) where found mainly in lowland, near-coastal forests on sandy soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Angophora floribunda in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Angophora floribunda in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory