Eucalyptus fergusonii R.T.Baker APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent throughout, dark grey, 'ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate, dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–3 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–16 mm long; pedicels 4-angled, 4–10 mm long. Buds cylindrical or fusiform, 7–11 mm long, 4–6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.
Fruit pyriform, 4–5 locular, 4-angled, 6–10 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered and sporadic, in wet sclerophyll forest or woodland on sandy soils; Bulahdelah to Morisset.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CWS
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Adult leaves with some stomates on the upper surface||subsp. fergusonii|
|Adult leaves with stomates on the lower surface only||subsp. dorsiventralis|
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