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Eucalyptus ancophila L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill
Family Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus ancophila L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*

Description: Tree to 35 m high; bark persistent throughout, dark grey, `ironbark'.

Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate to narrow-ovate, glossy green.

Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 9–20 cm long, 1.8–4.5 cm wide, glossy green, slightly discolorous or concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–6 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, scar present; calyptra conical, acute, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.

Fruit broadly obconic or ovoid, 6–8 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed. Locally frequent but highly localized, along creeks in coastal range country, in tall forest with a dense rainforest understorey; known only from the Kempsey-Bellingen district.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2K
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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