Eucalyptus dissita K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Slender mallee to 4 m high; bark smooth throughout, pale green, yellow-brown and grey, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves at first opposite and sessile, lanceolate, blue-green, dull. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 4–8 cm long, 0.7–1.8 cm wide, mid green, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel.
Umbellasters >11-flowered; peduncle terete, 4–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 5–15 mm long. Buds fusiform, 4–7 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globoid, 3–5 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; disc rim-level; valves slightly raised.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant in small patches around edge of swamps, on gritty sandy soil over granite; known only from the Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
Eucalyptus dissita is considered to be a synonym of E. moorei subsp. moorei by the Australian Plant Census (CHAH 2006).
This species is considered to be data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by K. Hill
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