Eucalyptus ophitica L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, `ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to ovate or orbiculate, glaucous.
Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.3–3.2 cm wide, grey-green or glaucous, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3–7-flowered; peduncle terete, 2–11 mm long; pedicels angular, 4–7 mm long. Buds clavate, glaucous, 8–10 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical to elongate acute, at least as long and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc flat; valves rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally abundant, but extremely restricted, on red clay-loams over serpentenite, northwest of Grafton.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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