Common name: Mountain Swamp Gum, Broad-leaved Sally
Eucalyptus camphora R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 20 m high; bark smooth or persistent on lower trunk, grey-black, shortly fibrous, compact, platy, smooth above, grey-brown to yellow-brown, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic, ovate or obovate, glossy green. Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate or elliptic, 6–13 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, green or glaucous, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 10–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds ovoid or fusiform, 6–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical (slightly beaked), as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or turbinate, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered on open swampy flats; northeast of Guyra and south from Nullo Mtn.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by K.D. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Longest petioles <2 cm long. Juvenile leaves to 11 cm long, 5 cm wide, petioles 2–2.5 cm long. Adult leaves 5–10 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide, petioles 9–17 mm long. Peduncles 4–11 mm long, 1.5–2 mm thick. Pedicels 1–5 mm long. Buds 6–7 mm long, 4–5 mm diam. Fruit 4–5 mm long, 4–5 mm diam||subsp. camphora|
|Longest petioles >2 cm long||2|
|2||Largest adult leaves <2.5 cm wide. Juvenile leaves to 13 cm long, 6 cm wide, petioles 2–2.5 cm long. Adult leaves 6–10 cm long, 1.8–2.4 cm wide, petioles 2–2.5 cm long||subsp. relicta|
|Largest adult leaves >2.5 cm wide. Juvenile leaves to 7 cm long, 5 cm wide, petioles to 5 mm long. Adult leaves glossy, 8–15 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, petioles 1.8–3 cm long|
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