A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus stenostoma
L.A.S. Johnson & Blaxell, Contrib. New South Wales Nat. Herb. 4(5): 285 (1972).
- TYPE: New South Wales, near head of Tuross R., NW. of Nerrigundah (Parish of Jillaga, County of Dampier within T.R. 72966), D.J. Hynd NSW 119425, 7 Jul 1965 (holo NSW Iso CANB, K)
Habit: Tree, Height to 25 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint")
(compact), grey-black, with scribbles, white or yellow (above), shedding in long
ribbons to shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark
glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate,
falcate, entire, dull grey green to glaucous, petiolate, 18 cm long, 6 mm wide.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, oblique or basally tapered,
glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 1319 cm long, 1.53 mm wide;
Petioles 2535 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute, moderately
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more
than 11 flowered (20+), regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm
wide), 1628 mm long. Pedicels terete, 610 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate or pyriform, glaucous, 46 mm long,
23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
hemispherical (often beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white,
Fruits: Fruits globose, pedicellate, 34 locular, 810 mm
long, 810 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff cuboid, chaff
distinctly different in colour from seed.
Occurrence: Sporadic but locally abundant; dry woodland on shallow
somewhat infertile soils on steep slopes.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions South Coast, or Southern