Common name: Small-leaved Gum
Eucalyptus parvula L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus parvifolia Cambage APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent, shedding imperfectly on lower trunk, red-brown, fibrous-flaky or platy; smooth above, grey or green, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate to broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct or opposite, lanceolate, 4–7 cm long, 0.6–1 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–7 mm long. Buds sessile, ovoid, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, conical or ovoid, 3–4 mm long, 3–4 mm diam.; disc raised slightly; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare and scattered, in grassy woodland on damp flats in high cold areas; Countegany to Kybean.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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