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Eucalyptus ignorabilis L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill
Family Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus ignorabilis L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*

Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey-brown to red-brown, thick, fibrous-flaky to shortly fibrous, smooth above, grey to grey-brown, shedding in short ribbons.

Juvenile leaves opposite, broad-lanceolate to elliptic, dull grey-green.

Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 8–18 cm long, 1.2–2.8 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 5–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than to as long as and as wide as hypanthium.

Fruit hemispherical to campanulate, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.


Distribution and occurrence: Scattered but locally frequent, in sclerophyll woodland on sandy soils in swampy areas; Nadgee area and slightly inland only.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3KC-
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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