Common name: coast grey box
Eucalyptus bosistoana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high; bark persistent on lower or full trunk, grey, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, white to grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to orbiculate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 0.7–1.8 cm wide, green, dull to semi-glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle angular, 7–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 3–10 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 7–9 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit cylindrical, hemispherical or ovoid, 5- or 6-locular, 4–7 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level. Locally frequent, in wet forest on deeper and more fertile soils, often along streams; south from Wolgan Valley.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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