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Common name: Hard-leaved Scribbly Gum
Eucalyptus sclerophylla (Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus haemostoma var. sclerophylla Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark smooth, with scribbles, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 5–16 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 8–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–5 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and narrower or as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile.
Fruit hemispherical to pyriform, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll woodland on relatively poor often shallow sandy soils; from the Hunter Ra. to Jervis Bay.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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