Eucalyptus pachycalyx Maiden & Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 10 m high, often multistemmed; bark smooth to base, patchy light and dark grey, yellow and orange, shedding in scales.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, grey-green, dull. Adult leaves usually disjunct, broad-lanceolate, 5–13 cm long, 1.8–3.3 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered, paired; peduncle terete, 5–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, 7–9 mm long, 5–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical, half to two-thirds as long as and as wi de as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, 3- or 4-locular, 6–7 mm long, 7–8 mm diam.; disc level, 1.5–2 mm wide, with regular radial cracking; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant in small patches on skeletal sandy soils along the upper escarpment of a steep sandstone range; restricted to the Banyabba N.R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K.D. Hill
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