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Eucalyptus laophila L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus sp. MAKII sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Mallee to 6 m high; bark smooth, grey, grey-brown or copper, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, linear or narrow-lanceolate, 6–11 cm long, 0.4–0.7 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 6–16 mm long; pedicels terete or angular, 3–7 mm long. Buds pyriform or clavate, 7–10 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide or wider than hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit globose or urceolate, 6–11 mm long, 6–10 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted but locally frequent, in mallee shrubland on skeletal sandy soil on sandstone; confined to Wollemi Wilderness and Newnes Plateau.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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