Common name: Faulconbridge Mallee Ash
Eucalyptus burgessiana L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Mallee to 6 m high; bark smooth, grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 8–17 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, green or grey-green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 7–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds conical or clavate, 7–10 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, warty minutely.
Fruit globose or urceolate, 8–12 mm long, 8–12 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted, in mallee shrubland on skeletal sand on sandstone; restricted to lower Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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