Common name: Large-fruited Blackbutt
Eucalyptus pyrocarpa L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey-brown, shortly fibrous to stringy; smooth above, white to grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite after 13th node, broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 10–25 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–7 mm long. Buds clavate or fusiform, glaucous, 11–14 mm long, 5–6 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, at least as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose, hemispherical, pyriform or ovoid, 4 locular, 8–15 mm long, 7–17 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat or raised; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted but locally frequent, in wet sclerophyll or grassy coastal forest on lighter soils on sloping country; from Washpool to Wauchope.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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