Common name: Dirty Gum
Eucalyptus chloroclada (Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree (sometimes multistemmed), 15 m high; bark smooth grey, grey-brown or yellow, shedding irregularly in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to orbiculate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 6–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, 8–12 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra convex-conical to elongate-acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or cylindrical, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodlands on deep sand, usually with Callitris; chiefly north from Gilgandra, also recorded from Narrandera district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Extensive intergradation occurs with E. camaldulensis along broad dry sandy watercourses through the Pilliga Scrub, and with E. blakelyi around Narrabri.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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