Common name: Thick-leaved Mahogany
Eucalyptus carnea R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high.
Bark persistent throughout, thin, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, falcate, dull grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 6–18 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 9–25 mm long; pedicels angular, 3–7 mm long. Buds ovoid to fusiform, 6–9 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical to rostrate, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, 3–5-locular, 5–8 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc ± flat, narrow; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and frequent, in dry sclerophyll forest on shallower loamy soils on shales and slates; north from the Hunter R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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