Often associated with watercourses.
Synonymy: E. intertexta R.T. Baker var. diminuta Blakely, Key Eucalypts 169 (1934); E. intertexta R.T. Baker var. fruticosa Blakely & Jacobs in Blakely, Key Eucalypts 168 (1934).
Common name: Gum-barked coolibah, red box, gum (or bastard) coolibah.
Multi- or single-stemmed trees occasionally to 25 m high; bark smooth above, grey, shedding in flakes to reveal a whitish layer, rough towards the base; cotyledons notched or reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 7-18 mm long, narrow- to broad-lanceolate, dull, bluish-green, 7-12 x 0.7-2 cm.
Flowers in terminal or axillary clusters; buds on pedicels 3-8 mm long, obovoid to subclavate, smooth, 5-6 x 2-4 mm; operculum conical, shorter than the hypanthium; flowers white or cream; anthers all fertile, obovate.
Fruits obovoid or ellipsoid, contracted at the orifice, with a narrow rim and descending disk, 5-8 x 3-7 mm; valves small, deeply enclosed or the tips close to the orifice; seeds dark-grey-brown, ellipsoid, reticulate, not winged.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 520; Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 369.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.
Flowering time: probably in all months but mainly autumn and winter.
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See E. sparsa (species 54) for differences.
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