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Corymbia rhodops

Corymbia rhodops (D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 276 (1995).
Eucalyptus rhodops D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 2: 283 (1987).
TYPE: Queensland, 2 km E of Watsonville, 1725'S 14520'E, alt.1000 m., G. Stocker 1215, Feb 1975 (holo QRS, iso BRI, MEL, K).


Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, red-brown to grey-brown. 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, 18 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, discolorous, 8–15 cm long, 10–25 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 8–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 12–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 8–18 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 10–12 mm long, 5–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 18–28 mm long, 14–19 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: Qld.

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