Common name: Camden woollybutt, Paddy's river box
Eucalyptus macarthurii H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey-brown, shortly fibrous, thick, smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate to broad-lanceolate, cordate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 8–16 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 2–9 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–2 mm long. Buds ± sessile, ovoid or fusiform, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, conical or campanulate, 3–5 mm long, 3–6 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted. Locally frequent, in grassy woodland on relatively fertile soils on broad cold flats; from the Boyd Plateau to Paddys R.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CT
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2, ed. 2 (2000)
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