Common name: Tingiringi Gum
Eucalyptus glaucescens Maiden & Blakely APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus gunnii var. glauca H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 20 m high (rarely 40); bark smooth (sometimes persistent on lower trunk, grey, shortly fibrous), grey, green or yellow, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate, cordate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 6–12 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds sessile, cylindrical or clavate, glaucous, 5–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical (beaked), shorter than and at least as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical or ovoid, 6–12 mm long, 6–10 mm diam.; disc flat or depressed (slightly); valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon but locally abundant, in sclerophyll shrubland on shallow soils on granite slopes; south from the A.C.T.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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