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Eucalyptus cordata

Eucalyptus cordata Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 2: 13 t. 152 (1806).
TYPE: Tasmania, 'Cap. Van Diem.', J. de Labillardiere 8 (holo FI, iso BM, G, L, MEL).

Eucalyptus perfoliata Noisette ex Steud., Nomencl. Bot. 320 (1821).
nom. nud.;

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or green or yellow. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, ovate to orbiculate, straight, entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, rounded or emarginate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds obovoid, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform or hemispherical or rostrate, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: Tas.

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