Eucalyptus recurva Crisp APNI*
Description: Mallee to 1.5 m high; bark smooth, grey, orange, green or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves opposite, elliptic or ovate, 1–3 cm long, 0.5–0.8 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 3–5 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–2 mm long. Buds ovoid, 4–5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present, but outer calyptra not shedding cleanly; calyptra hemispherical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 3–4 mm long, 4–5 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Known from three stands in sclerophyll shrubland on skeletal soil on quartzite slopes; near Braidwood.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Critically Endangered
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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