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Corymbia chartacea

Corymbia chartacea K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 353 (1995).
TYPE: Northern Territory, 'Ja Ja Camp' [Mudginberry Station, about 1234'S 13253'E], D.F. Blaxell 1816, 2 Dec 1980 (holo NSW, iso BRI, CANB, DNA)
Eucalyptus chartacea (K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson) Brooker, Austral. Syst. Bot. 13: 138 (2000).

Habit: Tree (small), Height to 6 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, red-brown or grey-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate or suborbiculate, not falcate, obtuse to rounded or apiculate (sometimes), cordate, dull, grey-green, thin, concolorous, 6–15 cm long, 30–65 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 0–2 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous or looped.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 8–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–12 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 11–16 mm long, 8–11 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 24–30 mm long, 20–30 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: N.T.

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