Common name: Broad-leaved White Mahogany
Eucalyptus umbra R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent throughout, thin, grey to red-brown, stringy.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, falcate, broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–14 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 12–22 mm long; pedicels terete, 5–8 mm long. Buds ovoid to fusiform, 7–9 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical or rostrate, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or hemispherical, 3–5 locular, 6–8 mm long, 7–9 mm diam.; disc flat or raised; valves rim-level or exserted. Locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on relatively poor shallow dry soils; north from Port Jackson.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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