Common name: Mallee Box
Eucalyptus porosa F.Muell. ex Miq. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus calcicultrix (F.Muell. ex Miq.) F.Muell. ex Blakely APNI*
Eucalyptus odorata var. calcicultrix F.Muell. ex Miq. APNI*
Description: Mallee or tree to 6 m high (sometimes 12); bark persistent on trunk and larger to smaller branches, grey to grey-brown, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey or grey-brown, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 6–13 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 2–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 4–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and narrower than hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit hemispherical or ovoid, 4–5 locular, 5–7 mm long, 5–6 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Sporadic and localized, in mallee shrubland on loamy soils, often on lower sites; chiefly southwest from Condobolin.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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