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Eucalyptus gillenii

Eucalyptus gillenii Ewart & L.R. Kerr, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria n.s. 39: 7 fig. 4 (1926).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Mt Gillen, A.J. Ewart, Jul 1924 (holo MEL).
Eucalyptus incurva Boomsma, South Australian Naturalist 50: 31 fig. 3 (1975).
TYPE: South Australia. Mt. Lindsay, Victoria Desert, 12703'S, 12952'E, J. Johnson 26 Jun 67 (holo AD 96749227 iso CANB, South Australia. Woods and Forests Dept., 529 and 530)


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, ovate to orbiculate, straight, entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green or grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles terete or quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or conical, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff distinctly different in colour from seed.

Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or S.A.

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