Common name: White Mallee
Eucalyptus dumosa A.Cunn. ex J.Oxley APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 8 m high (occasionally 12); bark smooth, white, grey or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–10 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 10–16 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds cylindrical, 5–10 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical (sometimes beaked), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, ± ribbed.
Fruit cylindrical or ovoid, ± ribbed, 6–9 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves rim-level or slightly exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Community codominant, in mallee shrubland on red aeolian sands; south from Louth and west from West Wyalong, with an isolated outlier south of Gilgandra.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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