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Eucalyptus baueriana

Eucalyptus baueriana Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 924 (1843).
TYPE: New South Wales, Georges River, R. Brown & F. Bauer (holo W, iso BM, CANB, K, MEL, NSW?).
Eucalyptus fletcheri R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 682 (1901).
TYPE: New South Wales, South Creek, St Marys, R.T. Baker & W. Baeuerlen, Jun 1900 (lecto NSW, fide Maiden CR 2: 122, 1911). Cited as "Hab. - South Creek, St. Mary's (R.T. Baker and N.V. Fletcher); banks of the Nepean River (Rev. Dr. Woolls); Thirlmere (W. Cambage)."


Habit: Tree, Height to 20 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 absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, orbiculate, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 10 cm long, 7.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, rounded or emarginate, basally tapered or basally rounded, semi-glossy, green, thin, concolorous, 6–9 cm long, 2.5–5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 15–25 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 5–10 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–4 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate to fusiform (short), not glaucous or pruinose, 4–6 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; gallery woodland on alluvial soils along streams.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Coast, or South Coast.

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