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Eucalyptus banksii

Eucalyptus banksii Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 24: 774 (1904).
TYPE: New South Wales, Wallangarra, N.S.W. - Qld border, J.L. Boorman, 2 Aug 1904 (lecto NSW, fide Maiden, C.R. 3: 79, legend to plate 103). Cited as "Hab - On the sides of hills at an elevation of about 3,500 feet in the Wallangarra (New South Wales - Queensland border) district (J. L. Boorman, August, 1904); Emmaville (J. L. Boorman, October, 1901)."


Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey (with whitish patches), grey (above), shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, orbiculate (cordate), straight, crenate, dull grey green or glaucous, sessile, 12 cm long, 7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 12–20 cm long, 2–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 20–30 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, very acute or acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 2–8 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or cylindrical (shortly), not glaucous or pruinose, 4–6 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, sessile, 3–4 locular, 4–6 mm long, 5–7 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent but scattered; dry sclerophyll woodland on relatively infertile sandy soils.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Northern Tablelands.

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