Common name: Orange Gum
Eucalyptus bancroftii (Maiden) Maiden APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus seeana var. constricta Blakely APNI*
Eucalyptus tereticornis var. bancroftii Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark smooth, patchy grey, salmon and orange, shedding in large plates or flakes.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 8–20 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle 4-angled, 5–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds cylindrical or conical, 10–15 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra elongate obtuse, longer than and narrower or as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 7–9 mm long, 8–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but sporadic, in dry sclerophyll woodland on sandy soils in low, swampy sites; north from Kew near Port Macquarie.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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