Common name: Narrow-leaved Peppermint
Eucalyptus radiata Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high, or rarely 50 m; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or throughout, grey to grey-brown, shortly fibrous ('peppermint'), smooth above, grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, narrow-lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 0.7–1.5 cm wide, green, glossy or semi-glossy, concolorous.
Umbellasters >11-flowered; peduncle terete, 2–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–5 mm long. Buds clavate, 3–6 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical (shortly beaked), shorter and narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit globose, hemispherical or pyriform, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc flat; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Forest or woodland on a range of substrates, usually colder, wetter areas; south from Qld border.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by K. Hill
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|1||Juvenile leaves linear to lanceolate||subsp. radiata|
|Juvenile leaves broad-lanceolate||subsp. sejuncta|
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