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Common name: White Ash
Eucalyptus fraxinoides H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk, grey-black, shortly fibrous, compact, smooth above, white, grey or yellow, with scribbles, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–16 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 4–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than or as long and as wide as hypanthium or minutely warty.
Fruit cylindrical, globose or urceolate, 7–11 mm long, 6–11 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on range country of coast and eastern tablelands; south from Sassafras.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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