Eucalyptus subcaerulea K.D.Hill APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high; bark persistent, stringy, branches from c. 2 cm diam smooth, pale grey.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, mid green, dull, hispid. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 6–10 cm long, 1.7–3 cm wide, glossy green with a bluish sheen, concolorous.
Umbellasters ?11-flowered; peduncle slightly flattened or angular, 5–10 mm long; apically strongly constricted; pedicels 0–1 mm long. Buds fusiform, 5–6 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, about as long as or slightly longer than and wide as hypanthium.
Fruit globose, 4–5 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc raised, valves raised, tips level with disc.
Distribution and occurrence: Locally dominant on upper slopes of steep ridges, on gritty sandy soil over granite and among outcropping boulders; known only from a few small stands in the Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Text by K. Hill
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