Common name: Bastard White Mahogany
Eucalyptus psammitica L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent throughout, thin, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, glossy green to dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 9–15 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy to semi-glossy, slightly discolorous; lateral veins obscure, acute to obtuse, regular. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–15 mm long; pedicels angular, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid to fusiform, 7–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical or rostrate, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 6–8 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but very restricted, dry sclerophyll woodland in shallow infertile sandy soil on sandstone; confined to Coffs Harbour and Grafton districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3K
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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