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Eucalyptus crucis

Eucalyptus crucis Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 6: 514 Plate 242 fig. 7 (1923).
TYPE: Western Australia, Southern Cross, H. Steedman, Apr 1922 (holo NSW).

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent to smaller branches, minorichie, red-brown, powdery, red-brown or red. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves opposite or disjunct, ovate or suborbiculate or orbiculate, not falcate, emarginate or obtuse, cordate, dull, glaucous, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins prominent, acute or obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical to conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium or 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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