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Eucalyptus brevipes

Eucalyptus brevipes Brooker, Nuytsia 5(3): 365 (1986).
TYPE: Western Australia, c. 200 metres south of Cunderin Hill (30 38'S, 11829'E), 20 July 1983, M.I.H. Brooker 8242 (holo PERTH, iso FRI, NSW, AD, MEL, K).


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box") or stringy, grey, grey or copper or salmon or orange. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, linear, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, very acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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