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Eucalyptus eudesmioides

Eucalyptus eudesmioides F. Muell., Fragm. 2: 35 (1860).
TYPE: Western Australia, Murchison R., N. of Mt. Curious, A. Oldfield (holo MEL, iso K). Cited as "In planitiebus arenosis et collibus calcariis secus flumen Murchison, saltem monte Curious tenus, sicut sinum squalorum versus, Walcott et Oldfield'.
Eucalyptus eudesmioides var. globosa Blakely, Key Eucalypts 69 (1934).
TYPE: Western Australia, Mingenew, J.H. Maiden, October, 1909 (holo NSW, iso BM, CANB)


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown or green, shedding in short ribbons or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic, straight, entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite or disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, concolorous, 999 cm long; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, very acute or acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx reduced to 4 teeth on hypanthium. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; striate. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed.

Distribution: W.A.

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