Tallest Tree, Flowering Plant in the World Found in Tasmania

October 15, 2008 / 2 Comments

The world’s tallest hardwood was found in Australia’s southern island state Tasmania. The trees are known as the swamp gum (eucalyptus regnans), dubbed Centurion. They grow upwards of 100-101 meters tall. One tree that was over 100 meters tall was discovered in a forest near the Tahune Airwalk tourist attraction.

eregnanscrown1 Tallest Tree, Flowering Plant in the World Found in Tasmania

Who’d a thought that a tree of this stature would grow so close to people who could see it. Australia’s AP says “It is the only known standing hardwood tree in the world to be over 100 meters tall.”

It’s the world’s tallest in three categories –

  1. tallest eucalyptus tree,
  2. the tallest hardwood tree,
  3. tallest flowering plant

it is 405cm in diameter.