Common name: Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie
Eucalyptus bicostata Maiden, Blakely & J.H.Simmonds APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark smooth, white or grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate, cordate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 15–35 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, green, glossy or semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle broadly flattened, 0–4 mm long. Buds sessile, pyriform or clavate, glaucous, 13–17 mm long, 12–14 mm diam., scar present; calyptra patelliform and rostrate, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, warty.
Fruit conical, campanulate or turbinate, ± angular, 8–17 mm long, 10–20 mm diam.; disc slightly raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant but sporadic, in wet forest on fertile soils in sheltered areas in ranges away from the coast; south from the Carrai Plateau.
NSW subdivisions: ?NC, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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