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Eucalyptus forrestiana

Eucalyptus forrestiana Diels in Diels & Pritzel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 35: 439 fig. 50 (1904).
TYPE: Western Australia, 50 m N of Esperance Bay, L. Diels 5332, Nov 1901 (not located - ? destroyed in B). Cited as "Hab. in distr. Coolgardie maxime australi a sinu Esperance Bay 50 km sepentrionem versus in fruticetis apertis solo lutoso-arenoso flor. Nov. 1901 (D. 5332)." The plate fig. 50 may be taken as the type.
Eucalyptus forrestiana Diels, in Diels & E. Pritzel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 35: 439 (1905).
TYPE: Western Australia, Coolgardie district 50 km N of Esperance Bay, L. Diels 5332, Nov 1901 (?destroyed in B) OR plate 50.


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey-brown. 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 or elliptic, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, acute or obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 1-flowered to 3-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; ribbed. Hypanthium ribbed and quadrangular. Flowers yellow.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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