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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus microcarpa

Citation: Maiden, Crit. Rev. Eucalyptus 58:438 (1923).

Synonymy: E. hemiphloia F. Muell. ex Benth. var. microcarpa Maiden, Cril. Rev. Eucalyptus 1:17 (1910). , Eucalyptus microcarpa, Eucalyptus odorata, Eucalyptus silvestris, Eucalyptus woollsiana

Common name: Grey box.

Multi- or more often singled-stemmed trees to 25 m high; bark rough, subfibrous, grey to pale-grey, smooth only on smaller branches; cotyledons notched or reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, elliptic to oblong-ovate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 8-15 mm long, lanceolate, thickish, sometimes waxy, slightly glossy, 7-14 x 1.3-2.5 mm.

Flowers in umbels of 4-8 in terminal or axillary panicles; buds on pedicels 1-5 mm long, ovoid or ellipsoid, smooth, 6-7 x 2-4 mm; operculum long-conical, as long as or longer than the obconical hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, subglobular.

Fruits cylindrical to subglobose or urceolate, usually contracted at the orifice, with broad descending disk, 4-5 x 4-5 mm or perhaps up to 7 mm long and broad; valves deeply enclosed; seeds grey-black, irregularly shaped, not winged, conspicuously reticulate.

Published illustration: Hall et al. (1970) Forest trees of Australia, p. 233; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 525.) M

Distribution:  S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, SE.   Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: March — Aug.

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