Common name: Orange Gum
Eucalyptus prava L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark smooth, patchy grey, grey-brown or orange or red-brown, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to orbiculate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, 6–14 cm long, 1.8–5.5 cm wide, grey-green to glaucous, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 10–16 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds cylindrical, glaucous, 9–14 mm long, 5–7 mm diam., scar present; calyptra elongate obtuse, longer and narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit globose, hemispherical or conical, 6–10 mm long, 6–10 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on poor skeletal soils on acid granite or sandstone; north from Moonbi, with an outlier near Murrurundi.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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