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Eucalyptus haemastoma

Eucalyptus haemastoma Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 286 (1797).
TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, J. White, 1794 (holo Linn, iso G). Type: None cited.

Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, with scribbles, white or grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate, falcate, entire, dull grey green, petiolate, 22 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green or grey-green, thick, concolorous, 12–15 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–20 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 12–25 mm long. Pedicels terete, 3–6 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 6–8 mm long, 4–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits conical or pyriform, pedicellate, 4 locular, 6–9 mm long, 6–9 mm diam. Disc flat or raised (slightly). Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow infertile sandy soil on sandstone.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast.

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