Common name: tallowwood
Eucalyptus microcorys F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high (occasionally 60); bark persistent, red brown or brown black, stringy (with included mica-like flakes).
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, discolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered, sometimes aggregated; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent but suture line often visible; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, with 4 sutures.
Fruit conical or pyriform, ± striate, 5–9 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves ± rim-level. Abundant, in wet forest or rainforest margins on moderately to highly fertile soils often on slopes; north from near Cooranbong.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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