Common name: grey gum
Eucalyptus canaliculata Maiden APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus punctata var. grandiflora Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth, patchy, matte, white, grey or pink, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle broadly flattened, 10–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–7 mm long. Buds ovoid, 7–12 mm long, 5–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as or narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or turbinate, ribbed, 6–12 mm long, 6–14 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on soils of medium fertility; eastern and southern foothills of the Barrington Tops, Gloucester to the Hunter R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Local intergradation occurs with E.biturbinata in mosaic with the parent species around Gloucester. Populations in the lower Hunter Valley in the Maitland-Singleton-Cessnock area are intermediate between E. punctataE. canaliculata..
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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