Common name: Whipstick Ash
Eucalyptus multicaulis Blakely APNI*
Description: Mallee to 8 m high; bark smooth, white or grey, shedding in long ribbons; branchlets not glaucous.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–11 cm long, 0. 7–1.2 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 7–15-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 10–15 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–6 mm long. Buds clavate, 4–6 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter and as wide as hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile.
Fruit conical, pyriform or campanulate, 7–9 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc slightly raised or flat; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted, in mallee shrubland on shallow or skeletal infertile soils on sandstone, often of impeded drainage; east of Rylstone to the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.