Medium-sized to tall (15–40m) tree with smooth yellow or white to cream bark throughout or with a short stocking of persistent rough greyish bark.
Juvenile leaves opposite, round and grey-green. Adult leaves 8–20cm long, glossy green and pointed, with oil glands that are difficult to see.
Three round-pointed buds with short or no stems, in leaf axils. White flowers March-June. Cup-shaped fruit with a slight dome and protruding valves.
Distribution: mountain country in NSW, Victoria and South Australia (Mt Lofty Range only) and lower elevations in Tasmania. In the ACT, only on higher and wettest ridges along Mt Franklin Road in the Brindabella Range.
Widely used for gum, framing, flooring, paneling, joinery and handles.