Common name: Blackbutt
Eucalyptus pilularis Sm. APNI*
Description: Tree to 70 m high; bark persistent on full trunk, grey-brown, shortly fibrous to stringy, smooth above, white to grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 9–16 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7- to ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 10–17 mm long; pedicels terete, 3–6 mm long. Buds clavate or fusiform, 7–10 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical or rostrate, at least as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose, hemispherical or ovoid, 6–11 mm long, 7–11 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and often dominant, in wet sclerophyll or grassy coastal forest on lighter soils of medium fertility, north from Eden district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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