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Corymbia citriodora

Corymbia citriodora (Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 388 (1995).
Eucalyptus melissiodora Lindl., in Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 235 (1848).
TYPE: Queensland, subtropical New Holland [Balmy Ck], T.L. Mitchell 153, 16 July 1846 (holo CGE, iso K).
Eucalyptus citriodora Hook., in Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 235 (1848).
TYPE: Queensland, subtrop. New Holland [Balmy Ck], T.L. Mitchell 153, 16 July 1846 (syn K, isosyn CGE); T.L. Mitchell 217, 17 July 1846 (isosyn? CGE).

Eucalyptus maculata var. citriodora Bailey, Syn. Queensland Fl. 181 (1883).

Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery, white or grey or pink or cream, 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 simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to obovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early, or calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3 locular. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened, patelliform and ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Distribution: Qld.

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