Common name: Grey Ironbark
Eucalyptus fusiformis Boland & Kleinig APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, 'ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy green to dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–2.4 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, discolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 15 mm long; pedicels terete or angular, 3–7 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 8–11 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit hemispherical, conical, pyriform or ovoid, 4- or 5-locular, 7–12 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet forest on deeper soils of higher fertility; north from Nambucca to Kempsey.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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