Common name: Araluen Gum
Eucalyptus kartzoffiana L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent on trunk, pale grey to pale brown, hard, fibrous-flaky, smooth white or grey above, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 8–20 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 3–5 mm long. Buds sessile, cylindrical or clavate, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit campanulate, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in grassy or shrubby woodland on moderately fertile sandy soil on granite; confined to the Araluen area.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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