Common name: Woila Gum
Eucalyptus olsenii L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark smooth, white, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 5–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–2 mm long. Buds obovoid or clavate, 9–15 mm long, 6–8 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, ribbed.
Fruit globose or urceolate, 4- or 5-locular, ribbed, 15–20 mm long, 13–18 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted and sporadic, dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow sandy soils on steep rocky slopes often over rhyolites; Moruya R. to Tuross R.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-t
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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