Eucalyptus bensonii L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 10 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to red-brown, fibrous-flaky or stringy, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic or ovate, dull grey-green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate, 6–12 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle angular or flattened, 7–12 mm long. Buds sessile, ± angular, ovoid 6–8 mm long, 3–4.5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, ± angular. All stamens fertile; filaments irregularly flexed in bud; anthers versatile, reniform.
Fruit hemispherical or flattened-globose, 7–9 mm long, 8–12 mm diam.; disc raised; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare but localized, in mallee shrub heath on skeletal soils on sandstone; confined to wilderness country north of Glen Davis, mainly within Wollemi National Park.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.