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Corymbia leichhardtii

Corymbia leichhardtii (Bailey) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 370 (1995).
Eucalyptus leichhardtii Bailey, Queensland Agric. J. 16: 493 (1906).
TYPE: Queensland, near Alice, Central Railway, W. Pagan (holo BRI, iso G, K, MEL, NSW). Type citation: 'Hab.: Near Alice, Central Railway (Received from Mr. Wm. Pagan,...'


Habit: Tree, Height to 18 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated (thick,soft), pale brown to yellow-brown or orange. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. 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, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3 locular, 9–15 mm long. 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: Qld.

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