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Eucalyptus kingsmillii

Eucalyptus kingsmillii (Maiden) Maiden & Blakely, in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 8: 43 (1929).
Eucalyptus pyriformis var. kingsmillii Maiden, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 52: 508 (1919).
TYPE: Western Australia, close to a mining camp called Mount Keith, about 160 miles north of Leonora, W. Kingsmill, Jul 1918 (holo NSW, iso CANB, K).


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk or persistent on full trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") (or scaly), grey or grey-brown, grey and grey-brown. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds globose and rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical and rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; ribbed. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers yellow, or red.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

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

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