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Eucalyptus distans

Eucalyptus distans Brooker, D. Boland & D. Kleinig, Austral. For. Res. 10: 95 (1980).
TYPE: Northern Territory, 11 km W of Katherine George (1424'S., 13224'E.), C. Dunlop 4178, 2 Apr 1977 (holo FRI, iso DNA, NT, K, BRI, NSW, FRI).

Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey, grey. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, concolorous; Petioles quadrangular. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical. Disc flat. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: N.T.

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