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Eucalyptus largiflorens

Eucalyptus largiflorens F. Muell., Trans. Victorian Inst. 1: 34 (1855).
TYPE: South Australia, Murray R. above Moorundie ("Murray Scrub supera Morunde"), F. Mueller MEL 10392, 1 Feb 1851 (lecto MEL, isolecto K, fide Willis 1967). Cited as "In bushy, barren localities on the Murray, Avoca, Wimmera, and on St. Vincent's Gulf."
Eucalyptus bicolor A. Cunn. ex Hook., in Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 290 (1848).
TYPE: Queensland, Thallon district, T.L. Mitchell 439, 20 Nov 1846 (holo K), 446, Nov 18466 (isosyn NSW), subtropical New Holland, A. Cunningham, 1846 (syn K, isosyn NSW). No type was cited. The expedition was in the vicinity of Thallon on the Moonie River on 20 Nov 1846 when the plant was recorded.

Eucalyptus bicolor Duff ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 2: 7 (1910).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus haemastoma auct. non Sm., ().
Eucalyptus parviflora F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 90 (1859).
nom. nud., in syn.
Eucalyptus pendula Page, Prodr. 136 (1818).
nom. nud.;
Eucalyptus pendula Steudel, Nomencl. Bot. 1: 600 (1840).
nom. nud.

Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey to grey-black. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, linear, straight, entire, dull grey green to glaucous, petiolate, 15 cm long, 1 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 9–18 cm long, 0.8–1.8 mm wide; Petioles 8–15 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 3–11 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–5 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or ovoid (truncate), pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 3–6 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Local community dominant; grassy woodland on heavy black clay soils in seasonally flooded areas.
Distribution: S.A., or Qld, or N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions Central Western Slopes, or North Western Plains, or South Western Plains, or North Far Western Plains, or South Far Western Plains.

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