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Corymbia maculata

Corymbia maculata (Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 393 (1995).
Eucalyptus maculata Hook., Icon. Pl. 7: 619 (1844).
TYPE: New South Wales, Maitland, J. Backhouse 37, c. 1837 (holo K, iso NSW). type citation: 'Backh. mst. n. 37.'


Habit: Tree, Height to 45 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, dull or glossy, white to grey or pink or cream, shedding in small polygonal flakes. 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, 23 cm long, 9.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, semi-glossy, green, thin, concolorous, 10–21 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 15–25 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 5–20 mm long. Pedicels terete, 3–7 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to obovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 8–11 mm long, 6–7 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early, or calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or rostrate, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate (slightly), pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 10–14 mm long, 9–11 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened, patelliform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Community dominant, in open forest on somewhat infertile and drier sites on shales and slates.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast, or South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Western Slopes.

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