Common name: Bailey's Stringybark
Eucalyptus baileyana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high (occasionally 35); bark persistent, red-brown or brown-black, stringy (shortly-fibrous).
Juvenile leaves opposite to disjunct, elliptic to broad-lanceolate, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–14 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, discolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 20–25 mm long; pedicels terete to angular, 2–11 mm long. Buds pyriform or clavate, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical (slightly beaked), shorter and wider than hypanthium. Stamens in 4 bundles.
Fruit globose or urceolate, ± wrinkled, 8–14 mm long, 10–15 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but sporadic, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on poor, shallow sandy soils on sandstone; north from Coffs Harbour.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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