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Eucalyptus megacornuta

Eucalyptus megacornuta C. Gardner, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 27: 184 (1842).
TYPE: Western Australia, Coolgardie district, towards Ravensthorpe, C.A. Gardner, 9 Nov 1935 (holo PERTH, iso CANB).


Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey-brown. 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 or elliptic, not falcate, rounded, basally tapered, dull, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra elongate acute or rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; rugose. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers yellow, or green.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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