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Eucalyptus imlayensis

Eucalyptus imlayensis M.D. Crisp & Brooker, Telopea 2(1): 41 figs. 1-3 (1980).
TYPE: New South Wales, Southern Tablelands, summit of Mt Imlay, 20 km SW of Eden, New South Wales, 37 11'S, 149 44'E, M.D. Crisp 4021, I.R. Telford & S.I. Parker, 16 May 1978, 3 sheets (holo CANB iso A, BISH, CANB, HO, K, L, MEL, NSW)

Habit: Mallee, Height to 7 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or salmon or orange or green, shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, straight, crenate, glossy green (dark), sessile, 6 cm long, 2.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, rounded, basally tapered, glossy to semi-glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 10–15 cm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–15 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 3–5 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to fusiform (shortly), not glaucous or pruinose, 6–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical to rostrate, 1–2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical or campanulate, pedicellate or sessile, 3–4 locular, 5–7 mm long, 6–8 mm diam. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Known from one stand; sclerophyllous woodland on skeletal soil on steep granite slopes.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions South Coast.

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