Common name: Narrow-leaved Stringybark, Sandstone Stringybark
Eucalyptus oblonga DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus deformis Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or throughout, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 6–9 cm long, 1.4–2.8 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7- to ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–12 mm long; pedicels angular, 1–2 mm long. Buds cylindrical or fusiform, 6–7 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, at least as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 6–8 mm long, 6–9 mm diam.; disc flat to raised; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted and localized, in dry sclerophyll woodland on extremely infertile sandy soils on sandstone; from Gosford to Nowra; recently found in Oxley Rivers National Park, in the northern tablelands.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT
Text by K. Hill; updated L. Murray Feb 2017
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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