Common name: Mountain Swamp Gum
Eucalyptus aquatica (Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus ovata var. aquatica Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 7 m high; bark smooth, grey or grey-brown, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic, ovate or obovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate or elliptic, 5–10 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, green or glaucous, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 18 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long, to 2 mm thick. Buds ovoid or fusiform, 8 mm long, 5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical (slightly beaked), as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or turbinate, 4–7 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered on open swampy flats; rare and sporadic; near Penrose.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
J. Shepherd and V. Keyzer, Ecology of Eucalyptus aquatica (Myrtaceae), a restricted eucalypt confined to montane swamp (fen) habitat in south-eastern Australia. Cunninghamia (2014) 14: 63-76 doi:10.7751/cunninghamia.2014.14.004
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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