Eucalyptus fergusonii subsp. fergusonii—Ferguson's Ironbark—MYRTACEAE

Eucalyptus fergusonii subsp. fergusonii

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Habitat—Scattered and sporadic, in wet sclerophyll forest, woodland and Littoral Rainforest on sandy soils.

Distribution—Confined to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales from Morisset to the Halliday's Point area.

Description—Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent throughout, dark grey.

Local occurrences

Black Head, Booti Booti National Park, Cellito, Forster Cemetery, Khappinghat Nature Reserve, Myall Lakes National Park, Reservoir Hill Reserve, The Cape Hawke Complex, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.—Simple, entire, alternate with obvious oil dots. Juvenile leaves disjunct, lanceolate, dull green. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, 8 to 15 cm long, 1.5 to 3 cm wide, green, dull, concolorous.

Eucalyptus fergusonii subsp. fergusonii
Eucalyptus fergusonii subsp. fergusonii

Inflorescence.— Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 3 to 7–flowered; peduncle narrowly flattened or angular, 6 to 16 mm long; pedicels 4–angled, 4 to 10 mm long. Buds cylindrical or fusiform, 7 to 11 mm long, 4 to 6 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.

Flowering.—Summer

Eucalyptus fergusonii subsp. fergusonii
Eucalyptus fergusonii subsp. fergusonii

Fruit.—Fruit pyriform, 4 to 5 locular, 4–angled, 6 to 10 mm long, 5 to 7 mm diam.; disc depressed or flat; valves enclosed.

Ripe.—Autumn