Common name: Cliff Mallee Ash
Eucalyptus cunninghamii Sweet APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus rupicola L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Mallee to 3 m high; bark smooth, grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 0.3–0.8 cm wide, green (bluish on new growth), glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–3 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter and as wide as hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted but locally frequent, in mallee heath skeletal sandy soil on sandstone; confined to central Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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