Common name: Black Gum
Eucalyptus aggregata H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 18 m high; bark persistent, grey to grey-black, fibrous-flaky, throughout.
Juvenile leaves opposite or disjunct, elliptic or ovate to broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–4 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–2 mm long. Buds ovoid, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than to as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit conical to hemispherical, 2–4 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in grassy woodland on alluvial soils along creeks on broad, cold flats; south from Bathurst.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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