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Common name: small-fruited grey gum, grey gum
Eucalyptus propinqua H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark smooth, patchy, matte, grey or grey-brown, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate, glossy green (pale).
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–14 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, dark green, glossy, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7- to > 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds ovoid or globose, 4–5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 2–5 mm long, 3–6 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet coastal forest on soils of low to medium fertility; north from Wyong.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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