Common name: Green Mallee
Eucalyptus viridis R.T.Baker APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus acacioides A.Cunn. ex Maiden APNI*
Eucalyptus viridis var. ovata Blakely APNI*
Eucalyptus viridis subsp. viridis R.T.Baker APNI*
Eucalyptus hawkeri Rule APNI*
Description: Mallee to 10 m high; bark persistent on lower trunk, grey to dark grey, fibrous-flaky (`box'), smooth above, grey or grey-brown, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, linear, dull grey-green.
Adult leaves disjunct, linear, 6–10 cm long, 0.4–0.8 cm wide, green, semi-glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete, 5–8 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long. Buds ovoid to shortly fusiform, 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra conical, shorter than or as long as and as wide as hypanthium. All stamens fertile.
Fruit cylindrical or ovoid, 2–4 mm long, 2–4 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but localized, in mallee shrubland on shallow light soils on rocky rises; west from Warialda.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Subspecies are not recognized in this treatment.
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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