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Eucalyptus forresterae Molyneux & Rule
Family Myrtaceae
Common name: Brumby Sallee

Eucalyptus forresterae Molyneux & Rule APNI*

Description: Mallee 2–5 m high; bark smooth throughout, off-white or light grey, shedding in sheets or strips.

Juvenile leaves opposite, cordate or orbicular, sessile, amplexicaul, dull, glaucous; apex mucronate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 4–6 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, olive-green or blue-green, glossy, concolorous, veins subparallel; petioles 2–6 mm long.

Umbellasters 11–21-flowered; peduncle terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds sessile, fusiform, 4–6 mm long, c. 2 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra acute-conical, as long as the hypanthium.

Fruit cupular to globose-truncate, 2.5–4 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm diam.; disc slightly descending; valves enclosed.

Distribution and occurrence: Known only from near Tumut Dam in NSW; and from four sites in Alpine National Park in Victoria.

Occurs on rocky or well-drained, elevated sites.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Considered by some botanists to be a synonym of Eucalyptus stellulata.

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Rule & Molyneux (2011) Muelleria 29: 16–26.

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