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Eucalyptus brachycalyx

Eucalyptus brachycalyx Blakely, Key Eucalypts 119 (1934).
TYPE: South Australia, Murat and Denial Bays, R.S. Rogers, Sep 1907 (holo NSW 47540, iso BM, FRI, K, MEL)
Eucalyptus brachycalyx var. chindoo Blakely, Key Eucalypts 119 (1934).
TYPE: South Australia, Minnipa, Eyre's Peninsula, W.J. Spafford 9 pp, May 1916 (holo NSW, iso AD, K)
Eucalyptus incrassata var. protrusa J.M. Black, Fl. South Australia 421 (1926).
TYPE: Cited as "Ooldea and eastward thereof." ? AD - none in eucalist ***


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk or persistent on trunk and larger branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey, grey or grey-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds ovoid or obovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium or 3 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; striate, or rugose. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform or ovoid. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A., or S.A.

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