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Corymbia stockeri

Corymbia stockeri (D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 286 (1995).
Eucalyptus stockeri D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr, Eucalyptus 2: 288 (1987).
TYPE: Queensland, Stannary Hills, c. 2 km S of Mutchilba, 1713'S 14511', 680 m, in woodland, G.C. Stocker 969, 9 Feb 1973 (holo QRS, iso BRI, CANB ex FRI).

Habit: Tree, Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches to persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, grey-brown or red-brown, dull, grey or cream (above), shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 3–5, linear, hispid with bristle glands only, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 20 cm long, 50 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, falcate (sometimes), acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous, 8–18 cm long, 12–28 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 8–22 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 5–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 5–7 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 5–8 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to ovoid or urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 10–17 mm long, 8–13 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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