Eucalyptus brunnea L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 35 m high; bark often persistent on lower trunk (short stocking only), grey to grey-brown, fibrous-flaky, smooth white, cream, grey or brown above, shedding in short ribbons or plates.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 8–14 cm long, 2–3.5 cm wide, dark green, dull, discolorous, penniveined. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 7–14 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long. Buds clavate or pyriform, 6–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical (minutely apiculate), shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical or campanulate, 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed, 1–2 mm wide; valves rim-level or exserted, raised at 60–80° or vertically raised.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant or dominant, in medium to tall wet or dry sclerophyll forest on moderately fertile soils; north from Tyringham.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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