Angophora floribunda   Rough-barked Apple

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This is not an Apple tree in the sense we usually know it. It is a native member of the Myrtaceae (Myrtle family) not the Rosaceae (Rose family) like the ordinary Apple tree (Malus pumila). Looking at the leaves and flowers it does remind you of Eucalyptus species and recent genetic work has shown that it is indeed related to the Eucalypts.

It is found throughout eastern Australia in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and can grow very tall up to 100 feet, again not dissimilar a to many Eucalypts such as Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri).

The city in the background is Sydney.

Angophora floribunda

Angophora floribunda Rough-barked Apple

Bradley Head, near Sydney, Eastern Australia 20th October 2015

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Angophora floribunda Rough-barked Apple

Bradley Head, near Sydney, Eastern Australia 20th October 2015

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