Common name: Peppermint, Messmate
Eucalyptus exserta F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus exserta var. parvula Blakely APNI*
Eucalyptus insulana F.M.Bailey APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to yellow-brown, shortly fibrous ('peppermint'), smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, linear, dull grey-green to dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–18 cm long, 0.6–1.5 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 4–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–5 mm long. Buds ovoid or fusiform, 8–13 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 5–8 mm long, 4–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted. Sporadic and local, in dry sclerophyll woodland on infertile sandy soils; north from Ashford.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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