Common name: Ironbark Peppermint, Gully Gum
Eucalyptus smithii R.T.Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus viminalis var. pedicellaris H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 40 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk or full trunk, grey-brown to brown-black, shortly fibrous, compact, smooth above, white to grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate, cordate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 9–18 cm long, 0.7–1.5 cm wide, green, glossy or semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 4–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical or rostrate, shorter than or as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 3 locular, 4–7 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in shallow soils on sloping site; south from Yerranderie.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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