Common name: Brown Barrel, Cut-tail
Eucalyptus fastigata H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, red-brown to grey-brown, shortly fibrous to stringy, smooth above, white to grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–2.7 cm wide, green, glossy, discolorous or concolorous. Umbellasters 11–15-flowered, often paired in leaf axils; peduncle terete or angular, 4–14 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–2 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical and often slightly beaked, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit conical or pyriform, 5–8 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc flat or raised (slightly); valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in wet sclerophyll forest in cold wet areas on fertile soils; south from Ebor district.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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