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Corymbia brachycarpa

Corymbia brachycarpa (D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 281 (1995).
Eucalyptus brachycarpa D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 2: 223 (1987).
TYPE: Queensland,Tree 3/2, Lochnagar Station, 2750' 14918', D. Manning, Dec. 1971-May 1972 (holo BRI. iso FRI [now CANB], MELB, K). The latitude and longitude cited are for a station of this name to the south of Surat, well outside the range of this species. The correct locality is a station of the same name to the east of Barcaldine, c. 2337'S, 14541'E.


Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, grey to pale brown, dull, cream to grey (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 bristle glands only, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 9 cm long, 7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous, 7–15 cm long, 12–30 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 7–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 5–12 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 5–6 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid, pedicellate, 4 locular, 13–20 mm long, 10–15 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: Qld.

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