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Eucalyptus caleyi Maiden
Family Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus caleyi Maiden APNI*

Description: Tree to 25 m high; bark persistent throughout, grey-black, 'ironbark'.

Juvenile leaves disjunct, ovate to orbiculate, glaucous. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to ovate, 5–10 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, glaucous, dull, concolorous.

Conflorescence compound or simple; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or narrowly angular, 12–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 4–10 mm long. Buds ovoid, clavate or shortly fusiform, glaucous, 6–9 mm long, 4–5 mm diam., scar present; calyptra conical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium. Outer stamens infertile; anthers cuboid.

Fruit pyriform or ovoid or 4-angled, 6–10 mm long, 5–7 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.


Habitat
Photo T.M. Tame

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and locally abundant, in grassy woodland on drier, shallower soils of moderate fertility; north from the Goulburn R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

The subspecies intergrade on the NT.

Text by K. Hill
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Buds and fruit not 4-angled. North from the Goulburn R.subsp. caleyi
Buds and fruit 4-angled. West of Guyra to west of Tenterfield.subsp. ovendenii

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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