Common name: Ribbon Gum
Eucalyptus nobilis L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 50 m high (sometimes 70); bark smooth white, grey, green or yellow, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–20 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 4–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds ovoid, 4–7 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical to conical-acute, at least as long as and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit cylindrical, globose or ovoid, 4–8 mm long, 4–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in tall grassy or wet forest on fertile loamy soils, eastern falls of tablelands; north from Barrington Tops.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CWS, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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