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Eucalyptus amygdalina

Eucalyptus amygdalina Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 2: 14 t. 154 (1806).
TYPE: Tasmania, 'Terra Diemen', J. de Labillardiere, 1792 (holo FI, iso BM, L, W).
Eucalyptus ambigua DC., Prodr. 3: 219 (1828).
TYPE: New Holland, J. de Labillardiere (holo G, iso G)
Eucalyptus glandulosa Desf., Cat. Pl. Hort. Paris ed. 3 408 (1829).
TYPE: cult. paris, ex Herb. Desfontaines (holo FI). No type cited.
Eucalyptus purpurascens Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 31 (1822).
TYPE: none cited. Occurrence given as "Hab. in Australia h. T." Link types were destroyed in Berlin (TL2).
Eucalyptus purpurascens var. petiolulata DC., Prodr. 3: 221 (1828).
TYPE: cited as "v.s. sine fl. ex hort. Berol." holo ? G - not located by Chippendale (1974).
Eucalyptus tuberculata Pharm. ex DC., Prodr. 3: 221 (1828).
TYPE: Cited as "5 in Nova-Hollandia (v.v. sine fl.)." holo G; ? not located by Chippendale (1974).

Eucalyptus angustifolia R. Br. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 1: 152 (1905).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus globularis hort. ex DC., Prodr. 3: 219 (1828).
nom. nud. in syn.
Eucalyptus gracilis non F. Muell. ex Miq., ().
Eucalyptus hypericifolia R. Br. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 203 (1867).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or persistent to smaller branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey, grey or grey-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate, falcate, entire, glaucous, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, linear or narrow lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, very acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or pyriform. Disc flat. Valves rim-level. Chaff cuboid.

Distribution: Tas.

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