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Eucalyptus carnea

Eucalyptus carnea R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 31: 303 (1906).
TYPE: New South Wales, Wardell, Lismore, W. Baeuerlen 14 Nov 1893 (lecto NSW, fide Hill 1999). Cited as "Hab. - Wardell; Dunoon, Richmond River; Lismore (W. Baeuerlen)."
Eucalyptus triantha var. carnea (R. Baker) Domin, Bibl. Bot. 89: 442 (1928).
Eucalyptus acmenoides var. carnea (R. Baker) Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 1: 265 (1907).
Eucalyptus umbra subsp. carnea (R. Baker) L.A.S. Johnson, Contrib. New South Wales Nat. Herb. 3 (3): 123 (1962).

Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, stringy, grey to red-brown. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 15 cm long, 10 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, oblique, dull, grey-green, thick, discolorous or concolorous, 6–18 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–22 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 9–25 mm long. Pedicels angular, 3–7 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 6–9 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical to rostrate, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical, pedicellate, 3–5 locular, 5–8 mm long, 5–9 mm diam. Disc depressed or flat or raised. Valves rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and frequent; dry sclerophyll forest on shallower loamy soils on shales and slates.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast.

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