Common name: Gooseberry Mallee
Eucalyptus calycogona Turcz. APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 6 m high (occasionally 10); bark smooth, glossy, grey, shedding in short ribbons or scales.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 6–10 cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds clavate or fusiform, 9–15 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical (often beaked), shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers adnate.
Fruit urceolate, 4-angled, 5–15 mm long, 5–8 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in mallee shrubland on red aeolian, often calcareous sands; Swan Hill (Koraleigh) district only.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, ?SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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