Eucalyptus conspicua subsp. dispar Rule & N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 36: 85 (2018)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Trees usually small and rather spindly to 8 m tall; crown consisting solely of 'juvenile' leaves 2.5–6 cm long and wide; alternate, adult leaves (to 15 cm long, 3 cm wide) rarely produces; inflorescences 3-flowered, rarely 7-flowered; buds and fruits sessile. Flowers Mar–May.

On shallow, often stony clay loams north of the Latrobe Valley from Seaton east to the Mitchell River.

A few populations include individuals that are 3- and 7-budded (between Bruthen and Buchan, and Bullumwaal north of Bairnsdale). These are considered to be 'intermediate' or hybrid populations between the two subspecies.

The subspecies epithet was published as 'dispara' but the correct latin form is 'dispar'. Eucalyptus conspicua subsp. dispara is to be regarded as an orthographic error.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2018-05-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-14
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