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Corymbia flavescens

Corymbia flavescens K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 455 (1995).
TYPE: Northern Territory, 10.9 km N of Inverway on track to Duncan Highway, K.D. Hill 3528 & L. Stanberg, 30 Nov 1988 (holo NSW, iso CANB, DNA).
Eucalyptus flavescens (K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson) Brooker, Austral. Syst. Bot. 13: 138 (2000).


Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery or dull, white, shedding in short ribbons or 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 opposite to disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered or basally rounded, glossy, green, thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, irregular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical to ovoid, pedicellate, 3 locular. 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.

Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.

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