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Corymbia cliftoniana

Corymbia cliftoniana (W.V. Fitzg.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 337 (1995).
Eucalyptus pontis D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 88 (1985).
TYPE: Northern Territory, 1.25 km past Victoria River bridge, on Timber Creek road, 1536'S 13107'E, D. Boland J 1296, 3 June 1972 (holo CANB ex FRI).
Eucalyptus cliftoniana W.V. Fitzg., in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 4: 209 (1919).
TYPE: Western Australia, Mount Anderson, Grant Range, W.V. Fitzgerald, Aug 1906 (holo NSW, iso BM). Type citation: 'Mount Anderson, Grant Range (W.V.F.).'


Habit: Tree or Mallee (oftenstraggly), Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout or persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, red-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 simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 5–11 cm long, 30–60 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 8–14 cm long, 10–26 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 20–25 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 8–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 3–8 mm long.
Flowers: Buds globose, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth and scurfy. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose, sessile, 4 locular, 15–25 mm long, 15–25 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: W.A., or N.T.

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