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Eucalyptus olida L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill
Family Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus olida L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*

Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to grey-brown, shortly fibrous to stringy, smooth above, white or grey, shedding in long ribbons.

Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, to 7 cm long, 5 cm wide, dull grey-green.

Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–17 cm long, 1.2–2.6 cm wide, green, glossy to semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 8–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds clavate, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens often infertile.

Fruit conical or hemispherical, 5–8 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat; valves enclosed or rim-level.


Illustration
D. Mackay

Distribution and occurrence: Restricted but locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on shallow infertile soil on acid granite; from Timbarra Plateau to Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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