Common name: Monkey Gum
Eucalyptus quinniorum J.T.Hunter & J.J.Bruhl APNI*
Description: Mallee with 5–12 trunks, small to medium tree to 16 m high; short persistent stringy sock at base, upper bark smooth, white with grey blotches, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, broad-lanceolate to ovate, glossy green. Adult leaves disjunct, linear to narrow-lanceolate, ± falcate, 14–24 cm long, 1.6–3.4 cm wide, dark green, glossy, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle flattened, 5–13 mm long; pedicels 0–2 mm long. Buds clavate to fusiform, 9–13 mm long, 2.5–5.2 mm diam., scar present; calyptra obconical or rostrate, about as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical to cylindrical, 3-locular, 6–8 mm long, 6–8 mm diam., 2–4-ribbed, sometimes splitting on one side; disc level; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low woodland, on ridges or amongst granite boulders, populations restricted and disjunct, from Kingstown area to Upper Moore Creek (N of Tamworth).
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Text by K. Hill
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