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Eucalyptus chapmaniana

Eucalyptus chapmaniana Cameron, Victorian Naturalist 64: 54 (1947).
TYPE: Victoria, State Electricity Commission's private road to Pretty Valley, 2-3 miles above Bogong Township, A.K. Cameron, 2 Mar 1947 (holo MEL, iso BRI, K, NSW)


Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk to persistent on full trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey-brown to red-brown, grey (above), shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, orbiculate, straight, entire, glaucous, sessile, 9 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, oblique or basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 15–30 cm long, 2–4 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 18–35 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 6–13 mm long. Pedicels terete, 0–4 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate or fusiform (short), glaucous, 6–10 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical (beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or ovoid, sessile, 3–4 locular, 8–12 mm long, 8–11 mm diam. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Uncommon and scattered; grassy or shrubby woodland on moderately fertile soils on steep slopes at high elevations.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions Southern Tablelands.

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