Common name: Coolibah
Eucalyptus coolabah Blakely & Jacobs APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky, smooth above, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green to glaucous. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 8–17 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 1–9 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–4 mm long. Buds ovoid, glaucous or not glaucous, 2–4.5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, longer than and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile; filaments irregularly flexed in bud; anthers adnate, oblong.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 2–4 mm long, 2–4 mm diam.; disc flat, narrow; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant, in grassy woodland on heavy clay soils near permanent water.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A.
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Buds, fruit and twigs glaucous. Adult leaves thin. Black soil floodplains||subsp. coolabah|
|Buds, fruit and twigs not glaucous||2|
|2||Calyptra conical, acute. Adult leaves thin||subsp. excerata|
|Calyptra rounded, obtuse. Adult leaves thick|
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