Common name: Blue-leaved Ironbark
Eucalyptus nubila Maiden & Blakely APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubila (Maiden & Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Eucalyptus siderophloia var. glauca H.Deane & Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, `ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate or orbiculate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–16 cm long, 1.4–3 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7–11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 7–30 mm long; pedicels angular, 3–13 mm long. Buds fusiform, glaucous, 10–19 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical to elongate acute, at least as long as and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 6–11 mm long, 6–9 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, in sclerophyll woodland on shallow infertile often sandy soils; north from Dubbo.
NSW subdivisions: CT, NWS, CWS, ?NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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