Brooker, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 101:15 (1977).
Synonymy: E. dumosa sensu Boomsma, Native trees S. Aust. 104 (1972), partly; E. pileata sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 629 (1952), partly.
Common name: Murraylands mallee, blue (or blue-leaved) mallee.
Multi-stemmed trees to c. 6 m tall; bark smooth above, grey to orange-brown, shedding in strips, grey-brown and fibrous towards the base; cotyledons shallowly notched or reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, elliptic to ovate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 15-25 mm long, broad-lanceolate, dull, blue-green to glaucous, 10-16 x 2-3 cm.
Flowers in umbels of 7-11 in the axils of the leaves; buds subsessile or on pedicels to 3 mm long, obovoid, fibbed, 8-13 x 5-8 mm; operculum hemispherical to broadly conical, shorter than the hypanthium; flowers cream-coloured; anthers all fertile, oblong to obovate.
Fruits cylindrical to obconical, ribbed or wrinkled, with disk descending, 7-10 x 7-9 mm; valves triangular, with narrow points at or just exserted beyond the rim; seeds red-brown, glossy, shallowly reticulate.
Brooker & Kleinig (1983) Field guide to eucalypts 1:152.
S.Aust.: MU. Vic.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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