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Eucalyptus caesia

Eucalyptus caesia Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 227 (1867).
TYPE: Western Australia, Swan River, J. Drummond 5: suppl 36, 1844 (holo K, iso BM, CBE, FI, G, MEL, NSW, W).


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent to smaller branches, minorichie, red-brown, red-brown or green or yellow. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; striate. Hypanthium striate. Flowers pink, or red.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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