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Eucalyptus ligulata

Eucalyptus ligulata Brooker, Nuytsia 1(4): 300 (1974).
TYPE: Western Australia, about 11/2 miles east of the beach near Cape Le Grand (3358'S, 12209'E), K.M. Allan 820, 15 Mar 1972 (holo PERTH, iso CANB, K, NSW)


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate, falcate, entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green, coriaceous, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium striate, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or ovoid. Disc depressed or flat or raised. Valves enclosed. Chaff cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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