Common name: Fuzzy Box
Eucalyptus conica H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus baueriana var. conica (H.Deane & Maiden) Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green to dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or narrow-lanceolate, 7–12 cm long, 0.8–2.5 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound or simple; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds clavate to shortly fusiform, 3–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and narrower or as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit conical, 5–7 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in grassy or sclerophyll woodland on light loamy soils of medium fertility; north from Wagga.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, ?CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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