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Eucalyptus baxteri

Eucalyptus baxteri (Benth.) Maiden & Blakely ex J. Black, Fl. South Australia 415 (1926).
Eucalyptus baxteri var. pedicellata Maiden & Blakely, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 7: 457 (1928).
TYPE: Victoria, Ostlers Creek, A.W. Howitt (holo NSW)
Eucalyptus capitellata var. latifolia Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 206 (1867).
TYPE: Victoria, Portland Rd, Robertson 503, 20 Mar 1843 (holo K, iso NSW). Cited as "Victoria. Heath near Portland, Robertson."
Eucalyptus santalifolia var. baxteri Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 207 (1867).
TYPE: South Australia, W. Baxter, 1828 (holo BM, iso NSW). Cited as "S. coast, probably Kangaroo Island, Baxter (Herb. R. Br.)."

Eucalyptus baxteri R. Br. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 207 (1867).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree, Height to 40 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, stringy, grey to red-brown. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 13 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate, rounded or apiculate, oblique, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 7–13 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 3–14 mm long. Pedicels terete, 0–4 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 5–8 mm long, 4–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; verrucose. Hypanthium smooth, or verrucose. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, pedicellate or sessile, 4–5 locular, 6–11 mm long, 8–16 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves rim-level or exserted (slightly). Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted in NSW; wet sclerophyll forest on relatively poor loamy soils on coastal hills.
Distribution: S.A., or Vic. N.S.W. regions South Coast.

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