Common name: Yellow Top Mallee Ash
Eucalyptus luehmanniana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Mallee to 6 m high; bark smooth, white, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 14–18 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle broadly flattened, 10–25 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–8 mm long. Buds fusiform, ± angular, sometimes glaucous, 9–15 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, ovoid or campanulate, 5-locular, ± ribbed, 10–13 mm long, 7–10 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly depressed, broad; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant but restricted, in mallee heath on shallow infertile sandy soils of poor drainage on sandstone; confined to coastal plateau between the Hawkesbury R. and Bulli.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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