Common name: Maiden's Gum
Eucalyptus maidenii F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus globulus subsp. maidenii (F.Muell.) J.B.Kirkp. APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark smooth, white, grey or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate, cordate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 12–25 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 8–25 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–6 mm long. Buds ovoid, conical or clavate, glaucous, 8–11 mm long, 5–7 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or rostrate (shortly), as long as and wider than hypanthium or warty.
Fruit conical or campanulate, striate or angular, 5–11 mm long, 6–10 mm diam.; disc flat or raised slightly; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet forest on fertile soils in valleys in subcoastal ranges; south from the Shoalhaven R. (Wingello).
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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