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Eucalyptus calcareana

Eucalyptus calcareana Boomsma, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1(6): 361 (1979).
TYPE: South Australia, 43 km along Eyre Highway W. of Nundroo, 3129'S, 13153'E, G.C. Cornwall 290, 11 Mar 1977 (holo AD, iso CANB)


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or pink. 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, lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull or glossy, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles quadrangular. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds pyriform or turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; striate. Hypanthium striate. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform. Disc depressed or flat or raised. Valves rim-level or exserted. Seeds red. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

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

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