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Corymbia intermedia

Corymbia intermedia (R. Baker) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 247 (1995).
Eucalyptus intermedia R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 23: 674 (1900).
TYPE: New South Wales, Ballina, W. Baeuerlen 314, June 1891 (lecto NSW, isolecto NSW, BRI, fide Maiden CR 4: 253). Type citation: 'Hab. - Ballina (W. Baeuerlen); Richmond and Clarence Rivers (Rev. Dr. Woolls); Barney's Wharf, Cambewarra (W. Baeuerlen, P. MacPherson).' The Cambewarra specimens cited belong to C. gummifera.


Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, red-brown to grey-brown. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 3–5, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 18 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered or basally rounded, glossy, green, thick, discolorous, 8–15 cm long, 15–30 mm wide; Petioles 8–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 10–18 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–14 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 6–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 10–21 mm long, 8–16 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and laterally compressed, cymbiform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally abundant, in coastal forests on soils of medium fertility; north from Gloucester.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast.

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