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Eucalyptus discreta

Eucalyptus discreta Brooker, Brunonia 2(1): 148 figs. 32-35 (1979).
TYPE: Western Australia, 98 miles east of Esperance on the Fisheries road towards Balladonia, M.I.H. Brooker 4484, 9 Apr 1974 (holo FRI, iso PERTH, AD, MEL, NSW)


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, elliptic, straight, crenate, glaucous, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse or apiculate, basally tapered, dull, green or grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds obovoid or turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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