Common name: Rudder's Box
Eucalyptus rudderi Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey, fibrous-flaky (`box').
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–14 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–4 mm long. Buds ovoid to clavate, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit ovoid, 3–5 mm long, 2–4 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon and localized, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on sloping soil of medium fertility; confined to Taree-Karuah district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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