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Corymbia kombolgiensis

Corymbia kombolgiensis (Brooker & Dunlop) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 414 (1995).
Eucalyptus kombolgiensis Brooker & Dunlop, Austral. For. Res. 8: 212, fig. 7 (1978).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Mt. Brockman, Koongarra Jump-up, C.R. Dunlop 4625, 6 Dec 1977 (holo CANB ex FRI, iso BRI, CANB, DNA ex NT, DNA, K, NSW).


Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk (patchy), tessellated, grey to grey-black, dull, grey and white or green (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 disjunct, linear to narrow lanceolate, not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, 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, narrower than hypanthium or 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 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: N.T.

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