Common name: Pokolbin Ironbark
Eucalyptus calidissima S.A.J.Bell APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark thick, persistent, grey, black or grey-brown, 'ironbark'.
juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for several pairs then disjunct, ovate, slightly discolorous, grey-green and glaucous. Adult leaves disjunct, broadly to narrowly lanceolate, cuneate at the base, 9–20 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, strongly grey-green, concolorous, sometimes glaucous.
Conflorescence compound, panicle-like. Umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncles terete to angular, to 18 mm long; buds sessile or on pedicels to 5 mm long. Buds ovoid, moderately to strongly glaucous, 7–13 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, scar present; calyptra smooth, hemispherical to bluntly conical, as long as or shorter than the angular, 4-ribbed hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or globular, sessile or on pedicels to 5 mm long, 5–11 mm long, 7–9 mm wide, slightly to strongly ribbed longitudinally; disc narrow, level or sunken; valves 4 (rarely 3 or 5) enclosed or slightly exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Predominantly on the Brokenback Range.
Eucalypt forest or woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by Peter G. Wilson, Oct 2020
Taxon concept: Bell and Klaphake, Telopea vol 23 (2020)
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