Common name: Parramatta Red Gum, Drooping Red Gum
Eucalyptus parramattensis E.C.Hall APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark smooth (not shedding cleanly), white or grey, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 7–20 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–8 mm long. Buds ovoid, 4–10 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical to conical, at least as long and at least as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or globose, 4–9 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc flat or raised (slightly); valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on sandy soils in low, often wet sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, CWS
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Fruit usually <7 mm diam||subsp. parramattensis|
|Fruit usually >7 mm diam||subsp. decadens|
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