Common name: Curly Mallee
Eucalyptus gillii Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 6 m high (occasionally 8); bark persistent on lower trunk, grey, fibrous-flaky, smooth, grey above, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate to ovate, glaucous.
Adult leaves opposite or rarely disjunct, broad-lanceolate or elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 1.2–3 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 6–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long. Buds ovoid or fusiform, glaucous, 10–18 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra elongate acute to rostrate, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 6–8 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves exserted with attenuate tips.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare and localized, in mallee shrubland patches scattered in mulga country on sandy accumulations; Barrier Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Extensive hybridisation occurs with E. socialis in populations in parts of the Barrier Ra.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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