Common name: White Gum
Eucalyptus dunnii Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high; bark persistent, grey to grey-brown, fibrous-flaky, on lower trunk, smooth above, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate to ovate, cordate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 13–20 cm long, 1.3–2.5 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–5 mm long. Buds ovoid, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, ± rostrate, as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or conical or campanulate, 3–5 locular, 4–5 mm long, 5–8 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: in wet sclerophyll forest on fertile soils; restricted and scattered, north from Dorrigo.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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