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Corymbia ellipsoidea

Corymbia ellipsoidea (D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 306 (1995).
Eucalyptus ellipsoidea D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 2: 299 (1988).
TYPE: Queensland, near Campbell Road, NW [actually SW of] Atherton1719'S 14513'E, S.G.M. Carr 1629, 31 May 1971 (holo BRI, iso, CANB ex FRI, K, QRS).


Habit: Tree, Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk to persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, red-brown, dull, white to cream or grey or pink (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. Adult leaves disjunct, linear to narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, discolorous or concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled (sometimes). Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein confluent with margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform or conical, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular. 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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