Eucalyptus magnificata L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, orbiculate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate, 5–10 cm long, 4–6 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 7–13 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds clavate to shortly fusiform, glaucous, 7 mm long, 4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit conical, 7–10 mm long, 6–9 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted, in grassy woodland on shallower soils; east of Armidale.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3K
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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