Common name: Diehard Stringybark
Eucalyptus cameronii Blakely & McKie APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus mensalis L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey to red-brown, stringy, Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green, hispid.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 6–9 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous or slightly discolorous.
Umbellasters 7–11-flowered or more; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–10 mm long. Buds sessile, shortly fusiform, 4–5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical or flattened-globose, 4–5 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc slightly depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet or dry sclerophyll forest on ranges and escarpments to the east of the tablelands, on poorer shallower soils on shales; from Yarras to Boonoo Boonoo.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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