Common name: Silver Top Stringybark
Eucalyptus laevopinea R.T.Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus macrorhyncha var. brachycorys Benth. APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or throughout, grey to red-brown, stringy, smooth above, white to grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 9–14 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 6–8 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, 6–10 mm long, 7–12 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves enclosed or rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and abundant, in wet or dry sclerophyll or grassy forest on medium to high fertility soils in wetter areas; north from Rylstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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