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Corymbia eximia

Corymbia eximia (Schauer) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 383 (1995).
Eucalyptus elongata Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 30 (1822).
TYPE: none cited. Occurrence given as "Hab. in Australia h. T." Link types were destroyed in Berlin (TL2).
Eucalyptus eximia Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 925 (1843).
TYPE: New South Wales, banks of the Grose River, R. Brown & Ferd. Bauer (Bennett 4776), Sep-Oct 1803 (holo W, iso BM, E, K, MEL, NSW). type citation: 'In Nova Hollandia olim leg. Ferd. Bauer.'


Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated (thick,soft), pale brown to yellow-brown or orange. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 3–5, ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate or elliptic to broad lanceolate, falcate, entire, dull grey green, petiolate, 21 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 10–20 cm long, 1.3–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 15–25 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete to narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 10–30 mm long. Pedicels 0 mm long (sometimesto2).
Flowers: Buds clavate to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 10–15 mm long, 6–8 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical (slightlyrostrate), as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate (slightly), pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 13–20 mm long, 10–15 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened, patelliform and ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow infertile soils on sandstone, often on steep slopes; from Howes Valley to Tolwong.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Coast, or South Coast.

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