Common name: White Sally, Snow Gum
Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieber ex Spreng. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora Sieber ex Spreng. APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high; bark smooth, with scribbles, white, grey or yellow, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–16 cm long, 1.2–3.2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous, veins sub-parallel. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 3–16 mm long; pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long. Buds clavate, 6–9 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or rounded-conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium to minutely warty.
Fruit hemispherical or conical, 6–10 mm long, 5–9 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly raised; valves enclosed or rim-level.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally dominant, in grassy or dry sclerophyll woodland in flat cold sites above about 700 m alt., on deeper soils of varying fertility.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Subspecies recently segregated within E. pauciflora in Vic.require further assessment and may well arrant segregation at specific rank.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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