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Corymbia porrecta

Corymbia porrecta (S.T. Blake) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 270 (1959).
Eucalyptus porrecta S.T. Blake, Austral. J. Bot. 1(2): 251 (1953).
TYPE: Northern Territory, near Koolpinyah, S.T. Blake 16951, 8 Sep 1946 (holo BRI, iso A, CANB, K, L, MEL, ? NSW).


Habit: Tree, Height to 18 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, grey to pale brown. 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, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 12–20 cm long, 30–65 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 18–25 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 17–35 mm long. Pedicels terete, 5–22 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to globose, not glaucous or pruinose, 10–16 mm long, 8–10 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform or hemispherical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose to ovoid or urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 18–30 mm long, 15–25 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.

Distribution: N.T.

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