Common name: mountain blue gum, round-leaved gum
Eucalyptus deanei Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high (occasionally 60); bark often persistent on lower trunk (short stocking only), grey to grey brown, fibrous-flaky white, cream or grey above, shedding in short ribbons or plates.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to orbiculate to rhomboidal, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 8–13 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, dark green, dull, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–14 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–4 mm long. Buds clavate or pyriform, 4–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Community dominant, in tall wet forest on deep sandy alluvial soils in sheltered valleys; from Broke to Thirlmere.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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