Eucalyptus scopulorum K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 8 m high; bark persistent throughout, pale grey corky 'ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, narrow-elliptic to elliptic, grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 6–11 cm long, 1.3–3.4 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous.
Conflorescences compound or simple; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or weakly angular, 6–18 mm long; pedicels ± terete, 3–8 mm long. Buds fusiform, glaucous, 7–9 mm long, 3.5–4.5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, about half as long as and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit obconical to barrel-shaped, 6–9 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves deeply enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant, but extremely restricted, occurring only in crevices on steep acid porphyry cliffs; known only from a few small stands in the Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC
Text by K. Hill
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