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Common name: mountain mahogany
Eucalyptus notabilis Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to broad-lanceolate, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–15 cm long, 1.7–2.5 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle flattened or angular, 6–13 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–5 mm long. Buds ovoid, clavate or conical, 9–13 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or hemispherical, as long and at least as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit conical or hemispherical, ± ribbed, 6–8 mm long, 6–10 mm diam.; disc flat; valves exserted. Locally abundant, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils of medium fertility; north from Bargo.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Intergrading populations with E. resinifera occur in the area from Colo Heights to Dural (CC), these have been known as E. sp. Cattai (NSW 318983) and E. sp. "Cattai' (Gregson s.n., 28 Aug. 1954).
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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