Common name: Privet-leaved Stringybark
Eucalyptus ligustrina DC. APNI*
Description: Mallee or small tree, to 20 m high but usually less than 10 m; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to red-brown, stringy, grey above, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or elliptic, 4–8 cm long, 0.7–1.3 cm wide, green, glossy, discolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–6 mm long. Buds sessile, ovoid or clavate, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or flattened-globose, 4–5 mm long, 4–5 mm diam.; disc flat or depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but very sporadic, in dry sclerophyll woodland or heath on skeletal sandy soils on sandstone or acid granite; from Gibraltar Ra. to Deua N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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