Common name: Mugga Ironbark
Eucalyptus tricarpa (L.A.S.Johnson) L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus sideroxylon subsp. tricarpa L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Tree to 35 m high; bark persistent throughout, red-brown to brown-black, `ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 9–19 cm long, 1.4–2.4 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–17 mm long; pedicels terete to angular, 10–18 mm long. Buds ovoid, clavate or shortly fusiform, 10–14 mm long, 5–7 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical or rostrate, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit globose or hemispherical or ovoid, 4- or 5-locular, 10–14 mm long, 10–15 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on shallow, poorer soils; south from Araluen.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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