Common name: Narrow-leaved Mallee Ash
Eucalyptus apiculata R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. APNI*
Description: Mallee to 4 m high; bark smooth, white, grey or green, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, linear to narrow-lanceolate, 5–10 cm long, 0.5–0.7 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds clavate, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as or wider than hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit globose, ovoid or urceolate, 6–9 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare and localized, in mallee shrubland on skeletal sandy soil on sandstone; sporadic occurrences between Linden and Berrima.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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