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Eucalyptus drummondii

Eucalyptus drummondii Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 237 (1867).
TYPE: Western Australia, Swan River, J. Drummond 2: 86, 1842 (lecto K, designated by Maiden (C.R. 2: 223), isolecto BM, CGE, W, E). Cited as "W. Australia. Between Swan River and King Georges Sound, Drummond, 2nd Coll. n. 86; also 5th coll." Figured by Maiden (C.R. 2, plate 74, fig. 6.)


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery, white or grey. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or elliptic, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or conical, glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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