Common name: Steel Box
Eucalyptus rummeryi Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate or broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–16 cm long, 1–2.3 cm wide, green, dull, discolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–3 mm long. Buds ovoid to shortly fusiform, 4–7 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit hemispherical, pyriform or turbinate, 3–5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon but locally frequent, in wet or grassy forest on fertile soils; Dorrigo to Casino.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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