Common name: Dwyer's Red Gum
Eucalyptus dwyeri Maiden & Blakely APNI*
Description: Mallee or tree to 15 m high; bark smooth (sometimes shedding irregularly), white to grey or grey-brown, shedding in plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, dull grey-green to dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid to fusiform, 5–10 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or elongate acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or campanulate, 4–7 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised (slightly); valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but sporadic, in sclerophyll mallee shrubland on shallow soils on siliceous ridges.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Complex intergrading populations occur with E. dealbata and E. blakelyi on the NWS and at the southern end of the range, extending south beyond the range of E. dwyeri.into Vic. These populations show characters of both E. dwyeri and E. dealbata.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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