Common name: Mealy Stringybark, Silver Stringybark
Eucalyptus cephalocarpa Blakely APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cephalocarpa Costerm., nom. inval. APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high. Bark persistent throughout or to smaller branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey-brown.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate to orbiculate, dull grey-green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 10–20 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, dull, grey-green, concolorous.
Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7–11-flowered. Peduncles 5–10 mm long. Buds clavate or fusiform, glaucous or pruinose, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyptra shedding early, conical, 1–2 times as lon g as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits globose or conical, 4–5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm diam. Disc raised. Valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K.D. Hill
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