A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus olida
L.A.S. Johnson & K.D. Hill, Telopea 4(1): 103 (1990).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Northern Tablelands: 4.2 km from Gwydir Highway on NW fire trail, Gibraltar Range National Park, K.D. Hill 1276 & L.A.S. Johnson, 10 Sep 1985 (holo NSW, iso CANB, MEL).
Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, shortly fibrous
("peppermint") to stringy, grey to grey-brown, white or grey (above), shedding
in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate, falcate, entire,
dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute,
basally tapered, glossy to semi-glossy, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more
than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to
3mm wide). Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium,
as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical to pyriform to campanulate, pedicellate,
45 locular. Disc flat. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff
same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Restricted but locally abundant; dry sclerophyll forest or
woodland on shallow infertile soil on acid granite.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Northern