Botanical description.

— Species, E. ochrophloia, F.v.M., in Fragm. XI, 36 (1878).

It may be described in the following words:—

It has clean limbs, but at the base of the trunk it is very rough, scaly, peeling off and very black. (Murphy). A Gum, sometimes with dark red bark on limbs and black on butt, or brownish yellow.

Branches slightly angular, scantily leaved.

Juvenile leaves lanceolate, narrower than the mature foliage.

Mature leaves falcate or oblong-lanceolate, 4 to 6 inches long often between two-thirds and an inch wide, shining green on both sides, irregularly pellucid dotted, with not much spreading veins and anastomosing veinlets, the marginal vein remote from the margin.

Umbels axillary, solitary, or crowded-corymbose.

Pedicels longer than the not-dilated peduncle, gradually merging into the rather long obconical slightly quadrangular calyx-tube.

Flowers. Operculum conical, acute, hardly half as long as the calyx-tube. Outer stamens anantherous; anthers broad, widening to the base, opening in parallel slits; gland on the top; filament at base; variable in size and shape. Stigma hardly thicker than the style.

Fruits clavate-ovate, truncate, about half an inch long, 3- or rarely 4-celled, the mouth of the margin thin, much elongated beyond the valves. (Adapted from original description, with additions.)