Eucalyptus spectatrix L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Mallee to 4 m high; bark smooth, white, grey or green, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–13 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 15 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds clavate, 8 mm long, 4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical (often beaked), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit globose, 8–11 mm long, 8–11 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare and restricted, in mallee shrubland on skeletal sandy soil on rocky granite crests; confined to a few peaks near Bega.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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