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Corymbia torelliana

Corymbia torelliana (F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 385 (1995).
Eucalyptus torelliana F. Muell., Fragm. 10: 106 (1877).
TYPE: Queensland, near Trinity Bay, E. Fitzalan, 1877 (holo MEL). type citation: 'Prope portum Trinity-Bay; Fitzalan.'


Habit: Tree, Height to 25 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, tessellated or stringy, grey, dull or glossy, grey and green (above), shedding in small polygonal flakes. 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, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered or basally rounded, dull, green, thin, discolorous. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to urceolate, sessile, 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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