Common name: Spinning Gum
Eucalyptus perriniana F.Muell. ex Rodway APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 20 m high (often less); bark smooth (sometimes with an irregular stocking on lower trunk), white, grey, copper or green, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite and usually fused, orbiculate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct or opposite, lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.2–2.5 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 0–5 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–2 mm long. Buds ovoid, glaucous, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical or hemispherical, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but sporadic, in grassy or shrubby woodland on moderately fertile soils on high, cold plains; south from the Tidbinbilla Ra. and A.C.T.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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