Common name: Wolgan Snow Gum, Mallee Snow Gum
Eucalyptus gregsoniana L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus pauciflora var. nana Blakely APNI*
Description: Mallee to 5 m high or sometimes a small tree; bark smooth, white or grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–11 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide, grey-green, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 0–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–2 mm long. Buds clavate, 7–9 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter and narrower than or as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit pyriform or conical, 6–8 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly raised; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Sporadic and scattered, in mallee heath on sandy soils of limited drainage in elevated areas; from Newnes Plateau to Wadbilliga.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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