Common name: Broad-leaved Peppermint
Eucalyptus dives Schauer APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to grey-brown, shortly fibrous (`peppermint'), smooth above, grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves, ovate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.6–3.3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters > 11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 5–13 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical (sometimes beaked), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, conical, pyriform or ovoid, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow stony soils on rises; south from Niangala district.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K.D. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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