Common name: Snow Gum
Eucalyptus niphophila Maiden & Blakely APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila (Maiden & Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 10 m high but often less than 5 m; bark smooth, patchy, white, grey or red, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to ovate, 5–10 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, green or glaucous, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 6–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, glaucous, 8–11 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium or wrinkled.
Fruit globose, conical or pyriform, 5–14 mm long, 6–12 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves enclosed or rim-level. Locally dominant, in grassy or shrubby subalpine woodland on various soils and substrates, alpine areas of Kosciusko N.P.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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