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Eucalyptus gardneri

Eucalyptus gardneri Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 7: 53, plate 254, fig. 5 (1924).
TYPE: Western Australia, near Bendering (257 miles from Perth on the Narrogin - Narembeen line),... (C.A. Gardner, No. 1239, 6th February 1922)." holo NSW.

Eucalyptus occidentalis var. oxymitra ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 4: 193 (1919).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered, dull, grey-green or glaucous or yellow-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide) or broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra elongate acute or rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or pyriform. Disc depressed. Valves rim-level or exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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