Common name: Brown Stringybark
Eucalyptus capitellata Sm. APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high.
Bark persistent, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 8–18 cm long, 1. 8–3.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound or simple; umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered, sometimes aggregated on short lateral shoots; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–15 mm long. Buds sessile, cylindrical, oblong or fusiform, sometimes angular, 8–10 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical (acute), as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or flattened-globose, 5–8 mm long, 7–12 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland or forest on light poor soils; from Karuah to Nerriga.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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