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Corymbia peltata

Corymbia peltata (Benth.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 381 (1995).
Eucalyptus peltata Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 254 (1867).
TYPE: Queensland, Newcastle Ranges, F. Mueller, Oct 1856 (holo K, iso MEL, NSW). Type citation: 'Queensland. Porphyritic Mountains, Newcastle range, F. Mueller.'

Eucalyptus melissiodora auct. non Lindl., ().

Habit: Tree, Height to 15 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, elliptic to ovate or orbiculate, not falcate, rounded and apiculate (sometimes), peltate, dull, green, thick, discolorous, 60–90 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 5–15 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide). Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium striate, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, 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: Qld.

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