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Angophora hispida

Angophora hispida (Sm.) Blaxell, Kew Bull. 31: 272 (1976).
Eucalyptus hirsuta Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 31 (1822).
TYPE: none cited. Occurrence given as "Hab. in Australia h. T." Link types were destroyed in Berlin (TL2).
Metrosideros anomala Vent., Pl. Jard. Malm. 4: pl. 5 (1803).
TYPE: the plate Pl. Jard. Malm., (1803), pl. 5 (lecto, fide Leach, 1986).
Metrosideros cordifolia (Cav.) Pers., Synopsis Plantarum 2: 25 (1806).
TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, probably coll. Mar-Apr 1793 by L.Nee (holo MA, fide Leach, 1986).
Metrosideros hirsuta Andr., Bot. Repos. 4 pl. 281 (1803).
TYPE: the plate Bot. Repos. 4, (1803), pl. 281 (lecto, fide Leach, 1986).
Metrosideros hispida Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 267 (1797).
TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, White, 1795 (holo LINN, Herb. Smith 877.9).
Angophora cordifolia Cav., Icon. 4: 21 t. 338 (1797).
TYPE: the plate Icon 4: t. 338 (1797) OR TYPE: "prope oppidiem Port Jackson", L. Nee 1793 (holo MA)

Eucalyptus hispida Sm. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 1: 18 (1903).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey or pale brown. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves opposite, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, sessile. Intermediate leaves opposite, straight, entire, dull green. Adult leaves opposite. Lateral veins obtuse, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal.
Flowers: Calyx reduced to 4 teeth on hypanthium. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits pedicellate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened, patelliform, smooth, semi-glossy, red. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Scattered and locally frequent on shallow sand on sandstone, confined to the Sydney region on Hawkesbury sandstone.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Coast.

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