Common name: Suggan Buggan Mallee
Eucalyptus saxatilis J.B.Kirkp. & Brooker APNI*
Description: Mallee or tree to 8 m high; bark smooth (sometimes persistent on lower trunk), grey, green, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves opposite, ovate to orbiculate, glaucous. Adult leaves disjunct, falcate to lanceolate, 10–15 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, bluish grey, dull, concolorous.
Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle terete, 3–5 mm long; pedicels absent. Buds fusiform, 6–8 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar present; calyptra hemispherical, acute or apiculate, much shorter than and least as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit campanulate, 6–12 mm long, 8–14 mm diam.; disc slightly raised; valves slightly exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, restricted to eastern Victoria and over the border in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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