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Corymbia arenaria

Corymbia arenaria (Blakely) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 274 (1995).
Eucalyptus arenaria Blakely, Key Eucalypts 81 (1934).
TYPE: Western Australia, King Edward River, C.A. Gardner 1502, 31 July 1921 (holo NSW, iso BRI, PERTH). Type citation: 'W.A. - King Edward's River.' 'C.A. Gardner, No. 1501, 31st July, 1921.' The '2' on Gardner's label was misread in copying as 1 in Blakely's citation.

Habit: Tree, Height to 6 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches to persistent to smaller branches, tessellated or shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), red-brown or grey-brown, dull, cream to grey-brown (above), shedding in small polygonal flakes. Branchlets red. 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, 8 cm long, 30 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate (sometimes), acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, discolorous (slightly), 6–12 cm long, 8–26 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–18 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 4–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1.5–6 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform to conical, not glaucous or pruinose, 3–4 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical, 0.75 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 9–15 mm long, 7–13 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: W.A.

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