Common name: Pigeon House Ash
Eucalyptus triflora (Maiden) Blakely APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus virgata var. triflora Maiden APNI*
Eucalyptus fraxinoides var. triflora (Maiden) Maiden APNI*
Description: Tree or mallee to 15 m high; bark smooth (sometimes with a short compact brown stocking), white, grey or yellow, shedding in ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, broad-lanceolate, glossy green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 7–13 cm long, 1.2–2 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 3-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 3–6 mm long. Buds sessile, cylindrical or clavate, 5–7 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical or conical, shorter than and as wide as hypanthium, minutely warty.
Fruit globose or ovoid, 7–10 mm long, 7–10 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered but locally frequent, in dry sclerophyll woodland on skeletal sandy soil on steep sandstone slopes; confined to the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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