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Eucalyptus stenostoma

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, 13–19 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; Petioles 25–35 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more than 11 flowered (20+), regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 16–28 mm long. Pedicels terete, 6–10 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate or pyriform, glaucous, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 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, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 8–10 mm long, 8–10 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 Tablelands.

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