Common name: New England Blackbutt, Gum-topped Peppermint
Eucalyptus andrewsii Maiden APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus haemastoma var. inophloia C.T.White APNI*
Eucalyptus montivaga A.R.Bean APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey to grey brown, shortly fibrous (`peppermint'), smooth above, white or grey, shedding in long ribbons; branchlets glaucous.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–15 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete, 10–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 5–8 mm long. Buds clavate to ovoid, ± glaucous, 3–5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens often infertile.
Fruit hemispherical, 4–5 mm long, 5–6 mm diam.; disc flat; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered but locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow stony soils on rises; north from Niangala district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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