Common name: Grey Ironbark
Eucalyptus siderophloia Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus decepta Blakely APNI*
Description: Tree to 45 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, `ironbark'.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to broad-lanceolate, dull green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad-lanceolate, 8–15 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, green or grey-green, dull, concolorous. Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds fusiform (short or long), 5–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, elongate-acute or rostrate, shorter than or as long as and narrower than hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit conical, 5–8 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed or rim-level or exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally frequent, in wet forest on soils of moderate fertility; north from Sydney.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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