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Common name: Blue Mountains Ash
Eucalyptus oreades R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark smooth, white or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 11–17 cm long, 1.5–2.3 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 9–25 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–2 mm long. Buds clavate or broadly fusiform, ± angular, 6–8 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical to conical (acute), as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, urceolate or ovoid, 4–5-locular, 6–10 mm long, 6–10 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly depressed, broad; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Sporadic but locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on usually poor skeletal or sandy soils on high sloping country; north from Mittagong.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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