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

Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, `ironbark'.

Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate or orbiculate, glaucous.

Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.3–3.2 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle terete, 2–11 mm long; pedicels angular, 4–7 mm long. Buds clavate, glaucous, 8–10 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical to elongate acute, at least as long and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.

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


Illustration
D. Mackay

Fruit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, but extremely restricted, on red clay-loams over serpentenite, northwest of Grafton.
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2K
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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