Common name: Gum Coolibah
Eucalyptus intertexta R.T.Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus intertexta var. fruticosa Blakely & Jacobs APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk (irregularly), grey to red brown, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, white to grey to red-brown, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate to ovate, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7–13 cm long, 1–2.2 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound to simple; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–16 mm long; pedicels terete, 3–9 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit cylindrical, ovoid or hemispherical, 4- or 5-locular, 4–8 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but scattered in mulga shrubland, often in
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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