|Corymbia dolichocarpa (D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson ||Family Myrtaceae|
Common name: Long-fruited Bloodwood
Corymbia dolichocarpa (D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr) K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Eucalyptus dolichocarpa D.J.Carr & S.G.M.Carr APNI*
Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent, red-brown or grey-brown, tessellated.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to broad-lanceolate, 7–18 cm long, 0.8–2.5 cm wide, not peltate, lacking simple hairs. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, grey-green, dull, discolorous, penniveined.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 7–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 2–9 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, sometimes white-scurfy, 8–14 mm long, 6–8 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra hemispherical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit ovoid or urceolate, smooth or scurfy, 20–25 mm long, 10–15 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, in woodland on deep somewhat sandy alluvial flats; north from Narrabri.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K.D. Hill
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