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Corymbia xanthope

Corymbia xanthope (A.R. Bean & Brooker) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 277 (1995).
Eucalyptus xanthope A. Bean & Brooker, Austrobaileya 3(1): 39 (1989).
TYPE: Queensland, Port Curtis: Bruce Highway, 0.5 km south of Glen Geddes siding, 2302'S 15016'E, A.R. Bean 753, 14 Feb 1988 (holo BRI, iso NSW).


Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, grey to pale brown, dull, cream to grey (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 bristle glands only, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 9 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous, 10–15 cm long, 13–25 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 8–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–8 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform to turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose, 7–8 mm long, 5–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 15–20 mm long, 12–15 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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