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Common name: White Mahogany
Eucalyptus acmenoides Schauer APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high (sometimes 50); bark persistent throughout, grey to red-brown, thin, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, strongly discolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered or more; peduncle angular, 6–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds ovoid to fusiform, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, at least as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, 4–8 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat, narrow; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet sclerophyll forest or woodland on deeper soils of moderate fertility and regular moisture; north from Port Jackson.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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