Common name: Narrow-leaved Scribbly Gum, Snappy Gum
Eucalyptus racemosa Cav. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus haemastoma var. micrantha Benth. APNI*
Eucalyptus haemastoma var. sclerophylla Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark smooth, with scribbles, white, grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–6 mm long. Buds clavate, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and narrower or as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile.
Fruit pyriform or ovoid, 4 locular, 4–5 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly raised; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow infertile sandy soil on sandstone; Pokolbin to Port Jackson.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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