Common name: Pokolbin Mallee
Eucalyptus pumila Cambage APNI*
Description: Mallee to 6 m high; bark smooth, grey or grey-brown, shedding in short ribbons.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate, glossy dark green.
Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8–12 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, green, glossy, concolorous. Umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 10–12 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–3 mm long. Buds fusiform, 7–12 mm long, 4–7 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical or elongate acute, longer than and as wide as hypanthium.
Fruit hemispherical, 6–7 mm long, 7–9 mm diam.; disc raised; valves exserted.
Distribution and occurrence: in sclerophyll shrubland; rare, known from a single stand on skeletal soil on sloping sandstone near Pokolbin.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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