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Eucalyptus stellulata Sap Flow

Eucalyptus stellulata (Black Sallee) is a small tree, growing up to 15 meters tall, and up to 60cm diameter at ground level. Typically poorly formed, branching at around half of its height and forming a dense crown.
Occurs on tablelands, high country and subalpine regions in New South Wales, and in eastern Victoria, where it occurs at low altitudes.


















Names: Botanical – Latin stellulatus (star shaped), referring to the bud clusters. Common – from the basal bark colour and the popular name ‘sallee’, which is applied widely to the true snow gums even though E. stellulata is not related to them.

Bark: Rough at the base, compact, dark grey or black, smooth bark above yellow green to olive green; upper trunk and branches often with partly shed ribbons.

Wood: Pale, non-durable. Limited commercial value; good firewood.

Climate: Altitudinal range: 600-1500m; Hottest/coldest months: 18 to 26°C/-5 to -3°C; frost incidence: high (snowfall common); rainfall: 630-1500mm per year, uniform to summer max.