Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 101: 15 (1977) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Mallee; bark smooth, reddish-brown or whitish-grey, with loose, partly shed strips in lower half of stems. Pith of branchlets glandular. Juvenile leaves petiolate, alternate, elliptic to ovate, to 12 cm long, 7 cm wide, dull, bluish-green; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, broadly lanceolate or falcate, 8.5–16 cm long, 1.7–3 cm wide, concolorous, dull, bluish-grey to glaucous; reticulation dense, with erose veinlets, oil glands numerous, large, irregular, intersectional. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles thick, to 1.2 cm long, 7-flowered; buds shortly pedicellate to subsessile, oblong, to 1.3 cm long, 0.8 cm diam., scar present; operculum hemispherical to slightly beaked; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit shortly pedicellate to subsessile, cupular, to 1 cm long, 0.9 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 4 or 5, to rim level; seed lustrous ruby-red, flattish, with distinct shallow reticulum, hilum ventral. Flowers spring.
LoM, MuM. Also SA. A mallee of restricted distribution in far north-western Victoria on sandy flats and low dunes, from north of Murrayville to Morkalla.
May be confused with Eucalyptus dumosa but differs in the coarser leaves, buds and fruits. The leaves are always greyish, not green.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|