Common name: Brumby Sallee
Eucalyptus forresterae Molyneux & Rule APNI*
Description: Mallee 2–5 m high; bark smooth throughout, off-white or light grey, shedding in sheets or strips.
Juvenile leaves opposite, cordate or orbicular, sessile, amplexicaul, dull, glaucous; apex mucronate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 4–6 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, olive-green or blue-green, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel; petioles 2–6 mm long.
Umbellasters 11–21-flowered; peduncle terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds sessile, fusiform, 4–6 mm long, c. 2 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra acute-conical, as long as the hypanthium.
Fruit cupular to globose-truncate, 2.5–4 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm diam.; disc slightly descending; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Known only from near Tumut Dam in NSW; and from four sites in Alpine National Park in Victoria.
Occurs on rocky or well-drained, elevated sites.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Rule & Molyneux (2011) Muelleria 29: 16–26.
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