Common name: Narrow-leaved Stringybark
Eucalyptus sparsifolia Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent, grey to red brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 15 mm long. Buds ± sessile, fusiform, 5–8 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose (slightly flattened), 5–8 mm long, 5–8 mm diam.; disc flat to raised; valves enclosed to rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and abundant, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on shallow sandy soils of low fertility; from Pilliga Scrub to Yerrinbool.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT, NWS, CWS
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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