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Eucalyptus gunnii

Eucalyptus gunnii Hook. f., Hooker's Lond. J. Bot. 3: 499 (1844).
TYPE: Cited as "on the elevated table lands of the interior of Tasmania, especially in the neighborhood of the lakes. (Gunn. n. 1084, 1080, 1082)." Syn: K (3), isosyn: BM (2), CGE (1), NSW (2).
Eucalyptus whittingehamei Landsborough, Trans. & Proc. Bot. Soc. Edinb. 20: 516 (1896).
TYPE: cult. Wittingehame, Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland, J. Garrett, 12 Mar 1888 (lecto K; here designated). See E. whittinghamensis.
Eucalyptus whittingehamensis Nicholson ex Elwes & Henry, Trees Great Britain & Ireland 6: 1642 (1912).
TYPE: cult. Wittingehame, Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland, J. Garrett, 12 Mar 1888 (lecto K; here designated). Lectotypification is here designated in order to establish the application of this name. Elwes and Henry record that J. Garrett was the gardener at Wittinghame, and he communicated with them on the subject of this tree. They were familiar with the tree, but may not have actually seen the above specimen from it.

Eucalyptus whittingehamensis Nicholson, Kew Handbook Trees & Shrubs 395 (1902).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or green. 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, broad lanceolate or elliptic, not falcate, rounded or emarginate, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds cylindrical or clavate, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or urceolate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: Tas.

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