Common name: Shining Gum
Eucalyptus nitens (H.Deane & Maiden) Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 60 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk, grey to grey-brown, fibrous-flaky, smooth above, white, grey or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate to elliptic, cordate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 15–25 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–15 mm long. Buds sessile, ovoid or cylindrical, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, acute or obtuse, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical or ovoid, 4–7 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in wet forest and rainforest margins on fertile soils in cool high-rainfall areas; Point Lookout and Barrington Tops districts and south from the Jingera district.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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