Common name: Mugga Ironbark
Eucalyptus sideroxylon Woolls APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus sideroxylon var. minor (Benth.) Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 35 m high; bark persistent to smaller branches or throughout, red-brown to brown-black, `ironbark', smooth above, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate, dull green or dull grey-green or glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–14 cm long, 1. 2–1.8 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–15 mm long. Buds ovoid, clavate to shortly fusiform, sometimes glaucous to 7–12 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical or rostrate, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit globose, hemispherical or ovoid, 4- or 5-locular, 5–11 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally abundant, in sclerophyll woodland on lighter, poorer soils.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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