Common name: Barren Mountain mallee
Eucalyptus approximans Maiden APNI*
Description: Mallee to 5 m high; bark smooth, white, green or grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 7–10 cm long, 0.6–0.9 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–4 mm long. Buds clavate, 3–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit cylindrical or hemispherical, 7–9 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc flat; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Known from a single stand, in mallee shrubland on skeletal soil on trachyte in Dorrigo area.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2RC-
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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