Common name: Inland Scribbly Gum, White Gum
Eucalyptus rossii R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus racemosa subsp. rossii (R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.) B.E.Pfeil & M.J.Henwood APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high.
Bark smooth, with scribbles, white or yellow, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 0.8–1. 3 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 7–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds clavate, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 4–5 mm long, 5–6 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely distributed and locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow stony soils on rises; from Tenterfield to Bombala.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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