Common name: Yertchuk
Eucalyptus consideniana Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent to middle branches, grey, shortly fibrous (`peppermint'), prickly, smooth above, grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–14 cm long, 1–2. 5 cm wide, grey-green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 11–15-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 5–14 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–6 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical (minutely apiculate), shorter and as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens sometimes fertile.
Fruit conical, pyriform or clavate, 3–5 locular, 5–10 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly raised; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on shallow soils of medium fertility on shale or sandstone; south from east of Rylstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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