Common name: Creswick Apple-box
Eucalyptus corticosa L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey-brown to red-brown, thick, fibrous-flaky to shortly fibrous, smooth above, grey to grey-brown, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, linear to narrow-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 6–12 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 4–6 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 4–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than to as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical to campanulate, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted to Rylstone district, in sclerophyll woodland on shallow infertile soils on sandstone ridges.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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