Common name: New England Peppermint
Eucalyptus nova-anglica H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to grey-brown, thick, shortly fibrous, smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate, cordate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 0.7–1.3 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull to semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 7–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, glaucous, 4–5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than to as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit conical or hemispherical, 4–5 mm long, 4–5 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant, in grassy woodland on broad cold swampy flats; north from Nowendoc.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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