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Corymbia calophylla

Corymbia calophylla (Lindl.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 240 (1995).
Eucalyptus calophylla var. maideniana Hochr., Candollea 2: 463 (1924 - 25).
TYPE: Western Australia, Darling Ranges, B.P.G. Hochreutiner 2950, 16 Feb 1905 (holo G)
Eucalyptus calophylla var. parviflora Blakely, Key Eucalypts 85 (1934).
TYPE: cult. Government House, Sydney, New South Wales, W.F. Blakely, 2 Jan 1925 (lecto NSW).
Eucalyptus calophylla var. typica Hochr., Candollea 2: 463 (1925).
TYPE: Western Australia, Claremont near Perth, on the banks of the Swan River, B.P. Hochreutiner 2970, 16 February 1905
Eucalyptus glaucophylla Hoffsgg., Verz. Pfl.-Kult. ed. 2 113 (1826).
TYPE: not known. Cited as "Hab. in Austral. h. T." Hoffmannsegg types are in B (part of Herb. Willd., extant), G, G-DC, H & HAL, (fide TL-2). None located by Chippendale (1974).
Eucalyptus calophylla Lindl., Edwards Bot. Reg. 27: 72 (1841).
TYPE: Western Australia, near Princess Royal Harbour, R. Brown, 29 Dec 1801 (neo BM, fide Hill & Johnson 1996).

Eucalyptus calophylla R. Br., J. Geog. Soc. 1: 20 (1831).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus calophylla var. multiflora Guilfoyle, Austral. Plants 161 (1911).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus ficifolia var. alba Maiden ex Blakely, Key Eucalypts 86 (1932).
Eucalyptus calophylla var. rosea Guilfoyle, Austral. Plants 161 (1911).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus calophylla var. rubra Guilfoyle, Austral. Plants 161 (1911).
nom. nud.

Habit: Tree, Height to 40 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated or shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey-brown to red-brown. 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 to ovate, falcate or not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered or basally rounded, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 9–14 cm long, 25–40 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 15–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent or obscure, 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), 15–35 mm long. Pedicels terete, 10–30 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 7–14 mm long, 7–10 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or pink.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 30–50 mm long, 25–40 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and laterally compressed, cymbiform, shallowly reticulate, dull, black. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff distinctly different in colour from seed.

Distribution: W.A.

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