F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:34 (1855).
Synonymy: Eucalyptus paniculata
Common name: Pink (or hill or scrub) gum.
Single-stemmed trees to 15 m high; bark smooth, grey, off-white and slaty-blue, shedding in flakes, with some rough bark especially near the base of stems and branches; cotyledons notched or reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, narrow-elliptic to ovate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 14-28 mm long, narrow- to broad-lanceolate, usually dull and thick, 8-16 x 1.2-3.5 cm, with faint or distinct veins.
Flowers in 4-7-flowered umbels in terminal or axillary panicles; buds on pedicels 2-4 or rarely to 6 mm long, obovoid or clavate, smooth, 4-6 x c. 3 mm; operculum conical or shortly pointed, shorter than the obconical hypanthium; flowers white; stamens all of the same length, many sterile; fertile anthers almost square, with terminal pores.
Fruits pear-shaped to cylindrical, with a thin rim and descending disk, 6-10 x 5-6 mm; valves enclosed; seeds greyish or reddish-brown, irregularly shaped, reticulate, not winged.
Boomsma & Lewis (1980) Native forest and woodland vegetation of South Australia, p. 25; Hall et al. (1970) Forest trees of Australia, 263.
S.Aust.: MU, SL, KI, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: May — Jan.
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