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Eucalyptus serpentinicola L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell
Family Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus serpentinicola L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*

Description: Mallee to 4 m high; bark smooth, grey, copper or yellow, shedding in short ribbons.

Juvenile leaves opposite, narrow-lanceolate, dull grey-green.

Adult leaves disjunct, linear or narrow-lanceolate, 4–12 cm long, 0.4–1 cm wide, green, glossy to semi-glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–1 mm long. Buds fusiform, 6–7 mm long, 2–2.5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra acute-conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.

Fruit globose, 4–5 mm long, 4–5 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.


Illustration
D. Mackay

Distribution and occurrence: Rare and restricted, in open mallee shrubland on dry skeletal soil on steeply sloping serpentinite; NW of Gloucester.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2R
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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