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Eucalyptus decipiens

Eucalyptus decipiens Endl., in Endl., Fenzl., Benth. & Schott, Enum. Pl. Hueg. 49 (1837).
TYPE: Western Australia, King George Sound, Hugel (holo W).
Eucalyptus concolor Schauer, in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 129 (1844).
TYPE: Western Australia, near the colony of Fremantle, Preiss 225, Dec 1838 (syn G?); Interior, central-western Australia, Preiss 243 (syn G?). Neither syntype located by Chippendale (1974).
Eucalyptus decipiens var. angustifolia Schauer, in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 130 (1845).
TYPE: Western Australia, Cape Riche, L. Preiss 241, Nov 1840 (holo G)
Eucalyptus decipiens var. latifolia Schauer, in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 129 (1845).
TYPE: Western Australia, King George Sound, K. Hugel (holo W).

Eucalyptus glomerata Naudin, Descr. Emploi Eucalyptus 2nd Mem. 3 (1891 *not at loc cit by Blakely).

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated or fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more than 11 flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds conical or fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical. Disc depressed or flat. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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