The Narrow-leaved Peppermint is a long-lived tree that grows to 15 m in height. The bark is rough, persistent, thick, fibrous and longitudinally furrowed on the trunk and larger branches. The bark is grey to grey-brown in colour. On the outer reaches of branches, the bark is smooth, grey and sheds in short ribbons. Juvenile leaves are very narrow, but grow to 6-14 cm long and 0.5-1.2 cm wide.
narrow-leaved black peppermint |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus nicholii
Threats The main identified threats to Narrow leaved Peppermint are inappropriate fire regimes; grazing by domestic stock; collection of firewood and seed collection for horticulture (DECC; 2005a).