Common name: Needlebark Stringybark , Bastard Tallowwood
Eucalyptus planchoniana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent to smaller branches, red-brown to yellow-brown, stringy (thick and spongy), prickly, smooth above, grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 12–17.5 cm long, 2–3.3 cm wide, grey-green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle flattened, 13–30 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–10 mm long. Buds cylindrical, 19–30 mm long, 7–9 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, ribbed.
Fruit ovoid, ribbed, 17–26 mm long, 15–26 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on sandy soils or coastal sand; north from Laurieton.
NSW subdivisions: NC, *CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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