Eucalyptus retinens L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey, fibrous-flaky, smooth above, white, grey or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, broad-lanceolate to elliptic to ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 12–20 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, dull or semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–18 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–4 mm long. Buds ovoid, 7–10 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or rostrate, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, ± angular.
Fruit cylindrical or ovoid, 3 locular, ± angular, 5–10 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to steep upper slopes of gorges in the upper Macleay and Guy Fawkes Rivers.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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