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Eucalyptus desmondensis

Eucalyptus desmondensis Maiden & Blakely, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 59: 183 (1925).
TYPE: Western Australia, Desmond, near Ravensthorpe, C.A. Gardner 2183, 18 May 1924 (holo NSW, iso PERTH. Figured by Maiden (C.R. 7, Plate 283, fig. 4).

Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery, white. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or elliptic, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more than 11 flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds fusiform, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers yellow.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical or campanulate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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