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Eucalyptus camphora

Eucalyptus camphora R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 24: 298 plate 12 (1899).
TYPE: New South Wales, Ganguddy Creek, Rylstone, R.T. Baker, Sep 1895 (lecto NSW, fide Hill & Johnson). Cited as 'Hab. - It was the first discovered by me at Ganguddy Creek, Kelgoola, Rylestone, in 1895, and afterwards in 1897 at Narango. It has since been found at Delegate (Hayden's Bog; W. Baeuerlen).'
Eucalyptus ovata var. camphora (R. Baker) Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 3: 148 (1916).


Habit: Tree or Mallee, Height to 10 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") (compact; platy), grey-black to yellow-brown, grey or grey-brown or black (above), shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic or ovate or obovate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 8 cm long, 4 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or ovate or elliptic, not falcate, rounded or emarginate, basally tapered, dull, green or glaucous, thick, concolorous, 6–13 cm long, 2.5–5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 25–40 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 10–18 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 6–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical (slightly beaked), 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or turbinate, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 4–6 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Rare and sporadic; scattered on open swampy flats.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions Central Tablelands.

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