Common name: Apple-topped Gum
Eucalyptus angophoroides R.T.Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus stuartiana var. parviflora H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to grey-brown with whitish patches, fibrous, smooth above, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate, cordate, dull dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, dull to semi-glossy, discolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long. Buds ovoid, 6–9 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical to conical or rostrate, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 4–5 mm long, 6–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised (slightly); valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and frequent, in wet forest on fertile loamy soils in subcoastal ranges; south from Towrang.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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