Common name: Baker's Mallee
Eucalyptus bakeri Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 6 m high (occasionally 10); bark smooth or persistent, grey to brown, compact fibrous-flaky on trunk, smooth white or grey above, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, linear to narrow-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 7–9 cm long, 0.7–1 cm wide, green or yellow-green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–13-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 5–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds cylindrical or fusiform, 5–10 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or elongate acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 3–4 mm long, 4–5 mm diam.; disc flat; valves exserted. Abundant but highly localized, in shrubland on shallow sandy soils; near Warialda and Yetman.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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