Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 123 (1856) APNI
Mallee; bark smooth throughout. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite, elliptic, to 2.5 cm long, 1.6 cm wide, glaucous at first then dull blue-green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, 5–8 cm long, 0.5–0.8 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green; reticulation dense, with numerous, intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles slender, to 1 cm long, 7–13-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid to broadly fusiform, to 0.7 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum obtusely conical; stamens inflexed; anthers adnate, globoid to cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers creamy-white. Fruit pedicellate, cupular, to 0.5 cm long, 0.4 cm diam.; rim thick with whitish, inward-sloping disc; valves 3, below rim; seed grey, flattened-ellipsoid, smooth with longitudinal grooves, hilum ventral. Flowers Jan.–Feb.
Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occurring west from near Wedderburn and Sea Lake to the Sunset Country, Big Desert, Little Desert and Mt Arapiles.
Incorrectly referred to E. foecunda in recent texts and papers. The latter is a rough-barked, strictly coastal species from north and south of Perth, Western Australia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||cultivated|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|