Common name: Grey Gum
Eucalyptus biturbinata L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth, patchy, matte, white, grey or grey-brown, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle flattened or angular, 10–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 3–6 mm long. Buds ovoid, 9–12 mm long, 5–7 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as or narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit conical or campanulate, 7–9 mm long, 6–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on soils of medium fertility, usually on sloping sites; north from Gloucester.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Local intergradation occurs with E. canaliculata in a mosaic with the parent species around Gloucester.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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