Common name: White-topped Box, Coast White Box
Eucalyptus quadrangulata H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high; bark persistent on trunk and branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky, smooth above, white or grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate to broad-lanceolate, cordate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 12–20 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, dull or semi-glossy, concolorous, with irregularly toothed margins and marginal glands. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 8–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–2 mm long. Buds ovoid or fusiform, 5–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit conical, 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc flat; valves exserted. Locally frequent, tall wet forest on shallower usually sloping soils of medium fertility on higher eastern fall of tablelands; north from Bundanoon.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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