Common name: Ettrema Mallee
Eucalyptus sturgissiana L.A.S.Johnson & Blaxell APNI*
Description: Mallee to 5 m high; bark smooth, grey or grey-brown, shedding in short or long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate or orbiculate, dull green or glaucous.
Adult leaves opposite, sometimes disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 7–12 cm long, 0.7–1.5 cm wide, green or grey-green or glaucous, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–11 mm long. Buds sessile, ovoid or obovoid, glaucous, 5–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical (beaked), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or campanulate, 4–6 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted and uncommon, in usually an emergent in low shrub heath on sandy swampy soils; Ettrema district.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2RCa
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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