The Eucalypts
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Angophora melanoxylon

Angophora melanoxylon R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 84 t. ii (1900).
TYPE: New South Wales, Coolabah, W. Baeuerlen s.n., Feb 1900 (lecto NSW, fide Leach, 1986).
Eucalyptus melana Brooker, Austral. Syst. Bot. 13: 137 (2000).


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, glaucous or 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: Locally abundant but sporadic, on deep sandy soils; north from Coolabah.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Western Plains.

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