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Eucalyptus badjensis

Eucalyptus badjensis de Beuzev. & Welch, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 58: 177 Plate 8,9 (1924).
TYPE: New South Wales, Over main range from head of Big Badja river, 4,000 feet elevation, W.A.W. de Beuzeville, 1.1924 (holo NSW).


Habit: Tree, Height to 40 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey to grey-brown, white or grey or grey-brown or green (above), shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate (cordate), straight, entire, dull green, sessile, 8 cm long, 2 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green, thick, concolorous, 8–20 cm long, 0.7–1.5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 6–12 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 2–5 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 3–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical (often beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate, sessile, 3–4 locular, 3–5 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted; wet forest on relatively fertile soils on the high eastern fall of the tablelands.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Southern Tablelands.

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