Common name: East Gippsland Peppermint
Eucalyptus croajingolensis L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches to throughout, grey to grey-brown, shortly fibrous (`peppermint'), smooth above, grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 4–9 cm long, 1.2–3 cm wide, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–18 cm long, 1.2–4 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters > 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds clavate, glaucous, 3–5 mm long, 1.5–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or pyriform, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on sandy often alluvial soils; on the ranges south from Eden.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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