Common name: Wattle-leaved Peppermint
Eucalyptus acaciiformis H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or throughout, grey to grey-brown, thick, shortly fibrous, smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic, crenulate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide, green to grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 2–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, ± rostrate, shorter than to as long as and narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or campanulate, 3–5 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in sclerophyll woodland on sandy soils of medium fertility on granite; Nowendoc district north to the Qld border.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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