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Common name: Slaty Gum
Eucalyptus dawsonii R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth (often shedding imperfectly), white, grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, orbiculate to ovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 6–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid, clavate or shortly fusiform, glaucous, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit conical, 3–5 mm long, 2–4 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level. Locally abundant but quite restricted, in grassy or sclerophyll woodland on somewhat loamy soils of moderate fertility; from Scone to Capertee Valley.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, CWS
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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