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Eucalyptus olida

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. Cotyledons reniform.
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, widely spaced.
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, 4–5 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 Tablelands.

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