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Eucalyptus caleyi

Eucalyptus caleyi Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 30: 512 (1906).
TYPE: New South Wales, Howell, J.H. Maiden & J.L. Boorman, Aug 1905 (holo NSW, iso G, K, L). Maiden cited 7 collections in the protologue without specifying a type. He did however refer to one (Tingha, Boorman, Jun 1904) as having "fruits less pear-shaped than the type". He later designated "Howell, N.S.W. (J.H.M and J.L. Boorman) as the type (C.R. 2: 99, legend to plate 56), and had labelled this specimen " Type". Since this specimen was apparently his intended type from the beginning, it is accepted as the Holotype.
Eucalyptus coerulea R. Baker & H.G. Smith, Res. Eucalypts ed. 2 271 (1920).
TYPE: New South Wales, Murrumbo, R.T. Baker, 5 Oct 1900 (holo NSW). Cited as "Murumbo, New South Wales". This specimen was collected on the date cited for the oil distilation collections.
Eucalyptus leucoxylon var. pallens Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 210 (1867).
TYPE: New South Wales, New England, C. Stuart (holo K ?, iso MEL ?).


Habit: Tree, Height to 25 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, "ironbark", grey-black. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate to orbiculate, straight, entire, glaucous, petiolate, 6 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally tapered, dull, glaucous, thick, concolorous, 5–10 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 14–23 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound or simple, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 12–20 mm long. Pedicels terete, 4–10 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate or fusiform (short), glaucous, 6–9 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or quadrangular. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 6–10 mm long, 5–7 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and locally abundant; grassy woodland on drier; shallower soils of moderate fertility.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Northern Tablelands, or North Western Slopes, or Central Western Slopes.

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