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Common name: Candlebark
Eucalyptus rubida H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark smooth or persistent on lower trunk, at times shedding irregularly, grey to grey-black, shortly fibrous, platy, smooth above, powdery, white, grey, red or pink, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, orbiculate, glaucous. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 9–15 cm long, 1–2.5 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 3–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, glaucous or pruinose, 4–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or hemispherical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, hemispherical or ovoid, 4–6 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc raised or flat (rarely); valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and abundant, in grassy or sclerophyll woodland on soils of medium fertility on cold flats; south from Glen Innes district.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|Umbellasters 7-flowered||subsp. septemflora|
|2||Juvenile leaves orbiculate, trunk smooth to ground||subsp. rubida|
|Juvenile leaves elliptic, trunk most often with a thick black basal stocking|
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