Common name: Black Box
Eucalyptus largiflorens F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus bicolor A.Cunn. ex T.Mitch. APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark persistent, grey to grey black, fibrous-flaky (`box'), throughout.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, linear, dull grey-green to glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 9–18 cm long, 0.8–1.8 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–11 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–5 mm long. Buds ovoid, 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit hemispherical or ovoid-truncate, 3–6 mm long, 3–5 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Local community dominant, in grassy woodland on heavy black clay soils in seasonally flooded areas; west from Mungindi and Condobolin.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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