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Common name: woollybutt
Eucalyptus longifolia Link APNI*
Description: Tree to 35 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey, fibrous-flaky, smooth white or grey above, shedding in short ribbons or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 10–25 cm long, 1.5–2.6 cm wide, grey-green or bluish, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 11–34 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–20 mm long. Buds fusiform, 14–26 mm long, 6–12 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, at least as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, ovoid or campanulate, 10–17 mm long, 9–16 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on soils of medium fertility, often on alluvial flats; Morisset to Vic. border.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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