Common name: Bendemeer White Gum
Eucalyptus elliptica (Blakely & McKie) L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. elliptica (Blakely & McKie) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Eucalyptus mannifera var. elliptica Blakely & McKie APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark smooth, powdery, white, grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons or flakes.
Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic to oblong, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 12–25 cm long, 1.1–3.8 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle 4-angled, 6–14 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid, ± glaucous, 5–7 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical, as long and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit ovoid, 6–8 mm long, 5–8 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted, in grassy woodland on sandy soils; north from the Tomalla area.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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