Eucalyptus robertsonii Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high; bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or throughout, grey to grey-brown, shortly fibrous ('peppermint'), smooth above, grey, shedding in long ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate, dull grey-green to glaucous. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate or lanceolate, 7–13 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide, grey-green, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters >11-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long. Buds clavate, glaucous, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose or pyriform, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed or rim-level. Locally frequent, in grassy or dry sclerophyll woodland or forest on lighter soils, often on granite; ranges south from Orange district.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Eucalyptus robertsonii is considered to be a synonym of E. radiata subsp. robertsonii by The Australian Plant Census (CHAH 2006).
Text by K. Hill
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Calyptra conical||subsp. robertsonii|
|Calyptra hemispherical||subsp. hemisphaerica|
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