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Eucalyptus tetrapleura L.A.S.Johnson
Family Myrtaceae
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.


Habitat

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Fruit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

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 TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VCa
AVH map***

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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