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Eucalyptus crebra

Eucalyptus crebra F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 87 (1859).
TYPE: Queensland, Burdekin, F. Mueller, 10 Nov 1856 (lecto MEL, ? isolecto BRI, K, ? designated). Cited as "Hab. A montibus Newcastle-Range usque ad sinum Moreton Bay..."
Metrosideros salicifolia Sol. ex Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 171 (1788).
TYPE: Gaertner used material from Banks and Solander's collections for his illustrations, much of which was then apparently discarded. Some type material is held at TUB, although no type for this taxon has been reported. Additional searches may locate such material, but unless this occurs, Gaertner's figure must be accepted as the holotype (Fruct. Sem. Pl., Tab. 34, fig. 3, left hand part). Gaertner describes 2 forms, a and B, of M. salicifolia. Form a probably represents E. crebra, and the identify of form B is uncertain (see Blake, 1953). A duplicate of Banks and Solander's collection held at NSW is E. crebra (in part), but bears no fruit. It is not known if other duplicates bear fruit, and if they do in fact match Gaertner's figure.

Eucalyptus angustifolia Woolls, Lect. Veg. Kingd. 123 (1879).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus terminalis auct. non F. Muell., ().

Habit: Tree, Height to 35 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, "ironbark", grey-black. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, linear to narrow lanceolate, straight, entire, dull green to dull grey green, petiolate, 12.5 cm long, 2 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, dull, green or grey-green, thick, concolorous, 7–15 cm long, 0.8–1.5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–15 mm long. Lateral veins prominent or obscure, acute, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 4–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate or fusiform (short), not glaucous or pruinose, 3–6 mm long, 2–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or cylindrical or ovoid, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 3–7 mm long, 3–6 mm diam. Disc depressed or flat. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and abundant; grassy or sclerophyllous woodland or forest on shallower or sandy soils of medium fertility.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast, or North Western Slopes, or Central Western Slopes, or North Western Plains.

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