Common name: Narrow-leaved Grey Box
Eucalyptus pilligaensis Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, linear, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, linear or narrow-lanceolate, 5–13 cm long, 0.6–1.3 cm wide, green or grey-green, glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–5 mm long. Buds ovoid or fusiform, 2–5 mm long, 1.5–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit conical, cylindrical or ovoid, 2–5 mm long, 2–5 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed. Locally frequent, in sclerophyll woodland on sandy or light loamy soils; north from Gilgandra.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
See note on intermediates with E. microcarpa above under that species.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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