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Corymbia erythrophloia

Corymbia erythrophloia (Blakely) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 304 (1995).
Eucalyptus erythrophloia Blakely, Key Eucalypts 80 (1934).
TYPE: Queensland, the old battery, Eidsvold, T.L. Bancroft, Sep 1919 (lecto NSW 10065, fide Carr & Carr 1985: 30)


Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk to persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, red-brown, dull, 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, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, discolorous or concolorous, 9–17 cm long, 20–35 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled (sometimes), Petioles 10–25 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein confluent with margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 7–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 5–8 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 5–8 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform or conical, 0.25–0.33 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 13–20 mm long, 10–15 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular or 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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