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Eucalyptus laeliae

Eucalyptus laeliae Podger & Chippendale, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 51: 65 Fig. 1,2, 3 (1968).
TYPE: Western Australia, 1.8 miles South east of North Dandalup on Whittaker's Hill Road, about 43 miles south of Perth, 13 Oct 1966, L. McGann (holo FRI 13813, iso CANB, MEL, NSW, PERTH)

Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery, white. 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, falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds obovoid or turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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