Common name: Scaly Bark
Eucalyptus squamosa H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 12 m high; bark persistent, grey to red brown, tessellated or fibrous-flaky.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to obovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–12 cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–13-flowered, frequently paired; peduncle terete, 7–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, 6–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, at least as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, ± wrinkled, 5–6 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc flat; valves exserted. Sporadic, in dry sclerophyll woodland on soil accumulations in depressions on sandstone ridges; from Broke to near Picton and Royal N.P.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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