Common name: Giant Mallee Ash, Budawang Ash
Eucalyptus dendromorpha (Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus obtusiflora var. dendromorpha Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high but often less than 15 m; bark persistent, grey to grey-brown, shortly fibrous, compact on lower trunk, smooth above, white, grey or green, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–11 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 10–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical (often beaked), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit globose, 8–11 mm long, 8–11 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but restricted, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on low to medium fertility soils on ranges; from Mt Tomah to Monga.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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