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Eucalyptus microcodon L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill
Family Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus microcodon L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*

Description: Mallee to 6 m high; bark smooth, white, grey to brown, shedding in ribbons.

Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate, glossy green.

Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, 0.8–1.6 cm wide, glossy green. Conflorescence simple; umbellasters usually 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened, 6–15 mm long; pedicels angular, 2–4 mm long. Buds pyriform, 5–7 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, sometimes broadly obtuse, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, minutely warty.

Fruit cup-shaped to urceolate, often apically flared, 6–8 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly depressed; valves enclosed. Locally common but sporadic, in mallee shrubland on skeletal sandy soils on siliceous granite or rhyolite cliffs or ridges; restricted to Mt Glennie in N.S.W., McPherson Ra. and Border Ra. in Qld.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2RC-
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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