Common name: Grey Mallee
Eucalyptus morrisii R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Mallee or tree to 10 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk to trunk and larger branches, grey to yellow-brown, shortly fibrous or stringy, smooth above, white or grey, shedding in flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to linear, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered (rarely 7-flowered); peduncle terete or 4-angled, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, 7–12 mm long, 5–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 4–6 locular, 7–9 mm long, 6–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted and local, in sclerophyll shrubland on skeletal soil on dry sandstone ridges; Bourke district to Euabalong.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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