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Corymbia gilbertensis

Corymbia gilbertensis (Maiden & Blakely) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 435 (1995).
Eucalyptus clavigera var. gilbertensis Maiden & Blakely in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 7: 432, plate 283, fig. 8, (1928).
TYPE: Queensland, Gilbert River, C.T. White 1392, 11 Feb 1922 (holo NSW, iso BRI, MEL).


Habit: Tree, Height to 10 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk (patchy), tessellated, grey to grey-black, dull, white or grey or cream to salmon or orange (above), 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 or disjunct, narrow lanceolate to broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally rounded or basally attenuate, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, irregular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform (apiculate), as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical to ovoid, pedicellate, 3 locular. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular or flattened, patelliform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Distribution: Qld.

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