Common name: Craven Grey Box
Eucalyptus largeana Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 40 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, grey with whitish patches, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, white to grey, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, dull dark green. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate, 12–18 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, dark green, dull, concolorous.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or 4-angled, 10–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit pyriform or ovoid, 3–4 mm long, 2–3 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted and local, in wet forest on sloping sites in subcoastal ranges; confined to Gloucester-Craven district and near Pokolbin.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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