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Corymbia abergiana

Corymbia abergiana (F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 244 (1995).
Eucalyptus abergiana F. Muell., Fragm. 11: 41 (1878).
TYPE: Queensland, Coast Range, Rockingham Bay, J. Dallachy 21, s.n. (syn MEL, isosyn K, NSW). Type citation: 'In vicinia sinus Rockingham's Bay ad montes; Dallachy.'

Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout or persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, grey-brown to red-brown, dull, grey to cream (above), shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 3–5, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or ovate, falcate or not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered or basally rounded, dull, green or grey-green, thick, discolorous, 8–12 cm long, 25–50 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 20–30 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 10–30 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 10–15 mm long, 6–8 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform or hemispherical, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium rugose. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose to ovoid or urceolate, sessile, 4 locular, 18–32 mm long, 15–24 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular or laterally compressed, cymbiform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Distribution: Qld.

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