Common name: Grey Ironbark
Eucalyptus paniculata Sm. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, 'ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy green to dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.2–3 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, discolorous.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–7 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 7–9 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit hemispherical, conical or pyriform or ovoid, 4- or 5-locular, smooth or angular, 6–9 mm long, 5–8 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed or rim-level. Locally frequent, in wet forest on deeper soils of higher fertility; coastal districts from Bulahdelah to Bermagui.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Adult leaves with stomates confined to the lower surface except for a narrow band of scattered stomates along the midrib of the upper surface||subsp. paniculata|
|Adult leaves with some stomates on the upper surface, i.e. with a regular scattering of stomates over the upper surface, but at much lower densities than those on the lower surface.||subsp. matutina|
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