Eucalyptus conferta Rule

Muelleria 30: 89 (2012) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Slender tree to 15 m tall; bark rough to small branches, thick, furrowed longitudinally, often loosely attached in short strips, dark grey-brown; branchlets white to pale brown. Juvenile leaves sessile to shortly petiolate, opposite for several nodes, linear, falcate, to 8 cm long, 0.9 cm wide, dull glaucous, new growth pruinose, margins crenulate; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, sometimes falcate, 7–11(–13) cm long, 1.2–1.8 cm wide, concolorous, dull, green to bluish-green; reticulation dense, with numerous, mostly island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles 1.1 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, ovoid or fusiform, to 0.7 cm long, 0.3 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, hemispherical to slightly obconical, to 0.4 cm long, 0.4 cm diam.; disc slightly ascending; valves 3 or 4, slightly exserted; seed black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers autumn.

Gold. Apparently restricted to Fryers Range, south of Chewton, on dry shallow soils.

Distinguished from Eucalyptus aromaphloia by its small fruits, and narrower juvenile leaves.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-07-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-11
 
References

Walsh, N.G. (1994). Luzula, in: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons, Inkata Press, Melbourne.

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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Eucalyptus conferta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus conferta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present native

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Victoria