Common name: Black Sally
Eucalyptus stellulata Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk, grey-black, shortly fibrous, compact, smooth above, grey or green, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic to orbiculate, dull grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to ovate, 5–9 cm long, 1.3–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel; petioles 3–10 mm long.
Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–6 mm long. Buds sessile, fusiform, 5–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra acute-conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose, 3–5 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; disc flat or depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally frequent, in grassy woodland on fertile loamy or alluvial soils on cold flats at higher altitudes; south from northeast of Tenterfield.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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