Common name: Stringybark
Eucalyptus prominula L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus sp. MAHCL sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent, grey to red brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.4–3.2 cm wide, green or grey-green, semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7- to ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle angular, 7–14 mm long; pedicels angular, 2–4 mm long. Buds conical or fusiform, 7–9 mm long, 3–4 mm diam.; calyptra conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, ± angular, 6–7 mm long, 7–9 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but highly restricted, dry sclerophyll forest on shallow sandy soils on steep slopes on sandstone confined to Bucketty district and west along Hunter Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2KC-
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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