Common name: Silver-leaved Mountain Gum
Eucalyptus pulverulenta Sims APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 10 m high; bark smooth, grey or bronze, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate, cordate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct or opposite, broad-lanceolate to elliptic, 5–10 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, glaucous, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–9 mm long. Buds sessile, ovoid to shortly fusiform, glaucous, 7–9 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than and at least as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical or hemispherical, 5–8 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare and scattered, in small stands almost in the understorey of grassy woodland on relatively poor soil; from Bathurst to Bombala.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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