Eucalyptus boliviana J.B.Williams & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Mallee or sometimes a tree, 5–12 m high; bark persistent, stringy, on branches down to c. 2 cm diam.; branchlets of 4-angled (or winged on juvenile shoots), glaucous.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broadly oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, dull, glaucous, mucronate. Adult leaves disjunct, oblong-lanceolate, 8–14 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, dull and subglaucous, often glossy gr een with age, concolorous, mucronate.
Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle thick and broadly flattened, 4–7 mm long; pedicels absent. Buds fusiform, 2–4-angled, compressed, 7–10 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, scar absent, glaucous; calyptra conical, as long as or a little longer than the hypanthium, angular.
Fruit depressed-globose, angular, with a rim-like flange at the base of the disc, 4- or rarely 5-locular, 9–11 mm long, 11–14 mm diam.; disc raised, flanged at the base; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland and among granite boulders and outcrops; very rare, restricted to Bolivia Hill (near Deepwater).
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
Text by K.D. Hill
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