Eucalyptus tetrapleura L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black to grey-brown, 'ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 12–20 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 15–30 mm long; pedicels 4-angled, 8–12 mm long. Buds fusiform, 10–13 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium, 4-angled. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit conical or pyriform, 4–5-locular, 4-angled, 8–10 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted and local, in wet sclerophyll forest on moderately fertile soil, often in lower areas; south of Grafton only.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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