Common name: Scribbly Gum
Eucalyptus signata F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark smooth, with scribbles, white or yellow, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–14 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, green, glossy or semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters ≥ 11-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 5–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–6 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, 4–6 mm long, 2–4 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile.
Fruit hemispherical or pyriform, 4–7 mm long, 4–7 mm diam.; disc flat or slightly raised; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but localized, in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland on sandy often swampy flats; north from Morisset.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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