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Corymbia abbreviata

Corymbia abbreviata (Blakely & Jacobs) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 344 (1995).
Eucalyptus abbreviata Blakely & Jacobs, in Blakely, Key Eucalypts 77 (1934).
TYPE: Northern Territory, about 20 miles [32 km] along Maranboy road from Katherine, M.R. Jacobs 105, 7.1933 (holo NSW, iso BRI, CANB). type citation: 'Dr. M.R. Jacobs, No. 105, July 1933'.

Habit: Tree (small), Height to 6 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, grey-brown or red-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves opposite (persistentjuveniles), broad lanceolate to elliptic or ovate, not falcate, acute to obtuse or rounded, cordate, dull, grey-green, coriaceous or thick, discolorous or concolorous, 7–16 cm long, 30–80 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 0–5 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, looped.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete (thick), 15–25 mm long. Pedicels terete, 0–3 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 9–12 mm long, 6–8 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform, 0.33–0.5 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 20–33 mm long, 17–29 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and laterally compressed, cymbiform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Distribution: W.A., or N.T.

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