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Corymbia watsoniana

Corymbia watsoniana (F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 378 (1995).
Eucalyptus watsoniana F. Muell., Fragm. 10: 98 (1877).
TYPE: Queensland, in mountains near Wigton, T.W. Watson, 1876 (holo MEL, iso K). Type citation: 'In montibus prope Wigton; Th. Wentworth Watson.'


Habit: Tree, Height to 18 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated (thick,soft), pale brown to yellow-brown or orange. 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, narrow lanceolate, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 12–25 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–20 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide). Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, wider than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3 locular, 19–25 mm long. 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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