Common name: Red Ironbark
Eucalyptus fibrosa F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 35 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, 'ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate to orbicular, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 12–18 cm long, 2.5–5 cm wide, grey-green, dull to semi-glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 6–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–7 mm long. Buds fusiform, 10–17 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical to elongate acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit conical or pyriform, 4- or 5-locular, 6–12 mm long, 5–10 mm diam.; disc raised; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on shallower and somewhat infertile soils; north from Moruya.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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