Common name: Grey Ironbark
Eucalyptus placita L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high (rarely 50); bark persistent throughout, grey-black, `ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.4–3 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, discolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–11 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–8 mm long. Buds ovoid or shortly fusiform, 4–7 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit hemispherical, conical, pyriform or ovoid, 4- or 5-locular, smooth or ± angular, 6–9 mm long, 3–7 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet forest on deeper soils of higher fertility; coastal districts from Kempsey to Cessnock.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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