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Eucalyptus dives

Eucalyptus dives Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 926 (1843).
TYPE: New South Wales, North of Bathurst, A. Cunningham 181, Oct 1822 (holo W?, iso BM, K, MEL).
Eucalyptus amygdalina var. latifolia Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 10: 609 (1896).
TYPE: New South Wales, Queanbeyan, J.D. Francis, 6.1886 (lecto NSW; here designated). This specimen (from Deane's Herbarium) was labelled E. amygdalina var. ? by Deane. No specimens labelled E. amygdalina var. latifolia that pre-date publication of the name can be found.14 localities were cited, but no type designated.

Eucalyptus amygdalina var. dives. F. Muell. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 1: 191 (1905).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or persistent to smaller branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey to grey-brown, grey, shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green to glaucous, sessile, 12 cm long, 7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally rounded, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 7–15 cm long, 1.6–3.3 mm wide; Petioles 10–16 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 5–13 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–6 mm long, 2–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical (sometimes beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical or pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow stony soils on rises.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands, or South Western Slopes.

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