Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Mallee, 4–10 m high; bark smooth throughout or with persistent grey-brown box-bark at base. Juvenile leaves narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, 5–9 cm long, 0.8–1.5 cm wide, bluish-green. Adult leaves semi-erect, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, often falcate, 6–10 cm long, 0.7–1.6 cm wide, olive-green to green with a faint bluish tinge, usually sub-lustrous. Inflorescence 7–11-flowered; peduncle 0.7–1.4 cm long; buds ovoid, fusiform or slightly clavate, 4–7 mm long, 3–5 mm diam., pedicles 2–4 mm long. Fruit cupular, sub-cylindric or slightly barrel-shaped, 4–7 mm long, 4–6(–7) mm diam. Flowers summer to autumn.
Also SA. Occurs on slight rises on laterite soils from the north-western Wimmera region, extending through the Little Desert to Nurcoung and Cooack.
Also see note under Eucalyptus polybractea subsp. subcerea.