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Corymbia ferruginea

Corymbia ferruginea (Schauer) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 339 (1995).
Eucalyptus ferruginea Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 926 (1843).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Vanderlin I., R. Brown & Ferd. Bauer (Bennett 4781), 25 Dec 1802 (holo W, iso BRI, E, D, K, MEL, NSW). type citation: 'In Nova Hollandia legit Ferd. Bauer!'

Eucalyptus floribunda Tausch ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 4: 215 (1919).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus undulata F. Muell. ex A. Black, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 95 (1859).

Habit: Tree, Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, grey-brown or red-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, sessile or petiolate. Adult leaves opposite, elliptic or ovate, not falcate, acute to obtuse or rounded, basally rounded or cordate, dull, ferruginous, thick, discolorous or concolorous, 8–15 cm long, 20–70 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 0–26 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, looped.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 10–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–4 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 10–12 mm long, 5–10 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform or conical, 0.33–0.5 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to ovoid, pedicellate, 4 locular, 18–32 mm long, 15–18 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: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.

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