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Eucalyptus diptera

Eucalyptus diptera C. Andrews, J. & Proc. Mueller Bot. Soc. Western Australia 1: 42 (1904).
TYPE: Western Australia, N of Esperance, C.R.P. Andrews, Oct 1903 (holo PERTH, iso NSW).
Eucalyptus diptera C.R.P. Andrews, J. Nat. Hist. Sci. Soc. Western Australia 2(1): 42 (1904).
TYPE: Western Australia, N of Esperance, C. Andrews, 10.1903 (holo PERTH, iso NSW).


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, copper or red-brown. 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, linear or narrow lanceolate, not falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 1-flowered to 3-flowered.
Flowers: Buds conical, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow, or green.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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