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Eucalyptus fastigata

Eucalyptus fastigata Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 21: 809 (1897).
TYPE: New South Wales, Tantawanglo Mountain, J.H. Maiden, Dec 1896 (lecto NSW, 2 sheets, fide Maiden, C.R. 7,1). Cited as "Tantawanglo Mountain, growing with E. obliqua and E. goniocalyx; Nimbo (head of the Queanbeyan River), mixed with stellate variety of E. goniocalyx; Braidwood district (Reidsdale, Irish Corner Mountain), with E. obliqua and E. goniocalyx."
Eucalyptus regnans var. fastigata (Deane & Maiden) Ewart, Fl. Victoria 829 (1931).


Habit: Tree, Height to 50 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") to stringy, red-brown to grey-brown, white to grey (above), shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, falcate, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 17 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, oblique, glossy, green, thick, discolorous or concolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–2.7 mm wide; Petioles 10–15 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary (often paired); Umbellasters 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (15), regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 4–14 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–2 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical (often slightly beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium or 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical or pyriform, pedicellate, 3 locular, 5–8 mm long, 4–7 mm diam. Disc flat or raised (slightly). Valves rim-level or exserted. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally abundant; wet sclerophyll forest in cold wet areas on fertile soils.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions Central Coast, or South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands.

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