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Corymbia bella

Corymbia bella K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 411 (1995).
TYPE: Northern Territory, 64.5 km N of Larrimah, K.D. Hill 3278, L.A.S. Johnson & L. Stanberg, 9 Nov 1988 (holo NSW, iso DNA).
Eucalyptus bella (K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson) Brooker, Austral. Syst. Bot. 13: 137 (2000).

Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, tessellated, grey to grey-black, dull or glossy, white or grey (above), shedding in short ribbons or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 3–5, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with bristle glands only, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, linear to narrow lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 24 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, linear to narrow lanceolate, not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green to grey-green, thick to thin, concolorous, 8–18 cm long, 1–1.8 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 5–10 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, axillary; Umbellasters 1-flowered to 7-flowered (irregularly), irregular. Peduncles terete, 5–7 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–3 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform to clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical to ovoid, pedicellate, 3 locular, 8–11 mm long, 6–8 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened, patelliform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

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

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