Common name: Weeping Snow Gum
Eucalyptus lacrimans L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark smooth, powdery, white or grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 0.7–2.0 cm wide, green or grey-green, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel. Umbellasters 7- to ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds clavate, glaucous, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra rounded-conical, shorter than and narrower or as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose, hemispherical or conical, 6–10 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Sporadic and restricted, in grassy subalpine woodland on flat deep soils; confined to Adaminaby district.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2KC-
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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