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Corymbia eremaea

Corymbia eremaea (D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 309 (1995).
Eucalyptus australis D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 41 (1985).
TYPE: Western Australia, Wingelina, Blackstone Range, nickel area on slope above valley, D.E. Symon 8395, 8 Jan 1973 (holo AD, iso PERTH)
Eucalyptus connerensis D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 45 (1985).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Top of Mt. Conner, D.E. Symon 9378, 15 June 1953 (holo AD).
Eucalyptus fordeana D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 53 (1985).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Heavitree Gap, G.C. Stocker 533, 17 Jun 1970 (holo CANB ex FRI)
Eucalyptus nelsonii D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 57 (1985).
TYPE: Northern Territory, 0.8 km W. of Heavitree Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, D.J.Nelson 2249A, 20 Nov 1972 (holo DNA ex NT, iso CANB ex FRI, NSW).
Eucalyptus symonii D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 36 (1985).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Mulga Park Station 26'S 13140'E, D.E.Symon 2158, 30 July 1962 (holo AD (ADW 25136)).
Eucalyptus eremaea D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 1: 38 (1985).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Chermside area, W. of Ayer's Rock, J.R.Maconochie 658, 18 Jan 1969 (holo DNA (NT 15587), iso AD, CANB ex FRI).
Eucalyptus polycarpa var. oligocarpa Blakely & Jacobs, in Blakely, Key Eucalypts 86 (1934).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Alice Springs, M.R. Jacobs 168, 10 Aug 1933 (holo NSW, iso BRI, CANB ex AFSC).

Habit: Mallee, Height to 10 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches to persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, red-brown to yellow-brown, dull, grey or cream (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, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, discolorous (slightly); Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein confluent with margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles quadrangular or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide). Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds pyriform to globose, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to 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: W.A., or N.T., or S.A.

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