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Eucalyptus pauciflora

Citation: Sieber ex Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 4(2): 195 (1827) subsp. pauciflora.

Synonymy: E. coriacea Cunn. ex Schauer in Walp., Rep. Bot. Syst. 2:925 (1843).

Common name: Snow gum, white mallee, white sallee.

Single-stemmed trees to 13 m high; bark smooth, with patches from off-white to dark-grey, shedding in large flakes or strips; cotyledons reniform or shallowly and broadly emarginate; juvenile leaves opposite at first, sessile or shortly petiolate, with subobtuse apices; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 3-20 mm long, lanceolate, thick and leathery, 11-22 x 1.5-4.5 cm, glossy on both surfaces, with several conspicuous subparallel longitudinal veins.

Flowers in pedunculate umbels of 5-13 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 1-3 mm long, clavate, grading at the base into the poorly defined pedicels, smooth, glossy, 5-7 x 4-5 mm; operculum more or less hemispherical, much shorter than the hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, reniform.

Fruit globose to pear-shaped, 7-11 x 5-8 mm; valves 3 or 4, level with or below the flat wide rim; seeds polyhedral, usually with one large convex surface, becoming a dark reddish-brown.

Published illustration: Hall et al. (1970) Forest trees of Australia, p. 195.

Distribution:    N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: spring — summer.

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