Common name: Blue Box
Eucalyptus baueriana Schauer APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus fletcheri R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, orbiculate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate or ovate, 6–9 cm long, 2.5–5 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–10 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds clavate to shortly fusiform, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit conical, 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in gallery woodland on alluvial soils along streams; south from Putty.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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