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Eucalyptus balladoniensis

Eucalyptus balladoniensis Brooker, Nuytsia 2(2): 103 fig. 1, 2 (1976).
TYPE: Western Australia, locality uncertain (holo PERTH). Cited as "80 km by road south of Zanthus towards Balladonia (3137'S, 12353'E); M.I.H. Brooker 2471, 13 Feb 1970"


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") or "ironbark", grey or black. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles quadrangular. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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