Common name: Slaty Red Gum
Eucalyptus glaucina (Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth, white or grey, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 12–18 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 12–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds fusiform, glaucous, 8–15 mm long, 5–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or elongate acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 3–5-locular, 7–10 mm long, 7–10 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but very sporadic, in grassy woodland on deep, moderately fertile and well-watered soil; near Casino and from Taree to Broke.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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