Common name: Stringybark
Eucalyptus tenella L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus sp. MAHEO sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves opposite or disjunct, linear to narrow-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, 0.9–1.7 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–6 mm long; pedicels angular, 0–1 mm long. Buds obovoid or fusiform, 3–4 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or broadly conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 5–6 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow soils on rises; from Rylstone to Nowra.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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