Common name: Bull Mallee
Eucalyptus behriana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Mallee to 7 m high or occasionally tree to 12 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk, grey to grey-brown, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey-brown or green, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or ovate, 7–10 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical to conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit cylindrical or ovoid, 4-locular, 4–6 mm long, 4–5 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but sporadic, in mallee shrubland on shallow loamy soils on slightly elevated sites; chiefly around West Wyalong, with disjunct occurrences in Vic. and S.A.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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