Common name: McKie's Stringybark
Eucalyptus mckieana Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 6–9 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green or grey-green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 7–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–2 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 5–7 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on poor sandy loam on acid granite; Tingha to Bendemeer.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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