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Corymbia torta

Corymbia torta K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 418 (1995).
TYPE: Western Australia, near Mt Jameson, upper Drysdale River (c. 4 km N of Fig Tree Jumpup), K.D. Hill 4106 & L. Stanberg,19 Sep 1991 (holo NSW, iso BRI, CANB, DNA, PERTH).


Habit: Tree, Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery or dull, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons or 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 bristle glands only, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, linear to narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered, glossy, green to grey-green, thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute to obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound or simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, irregular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform or hemispherical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical to ovoid, pedicellate, 3 locular. Calyptra scar flat, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. 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: W.A.

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