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Eucalyptus miniata

Eucalyptus miniata A. Cunn. ex Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 925 (1843).
TYPE: Western Australia, Hunters R., York Sound, A. Cunningham 241, 10 Sep 1820 (holo ?, iso BM, CANB, K). Cited as "A. Cunn. Herb. no. 241/1820!"
Eucalyptus aurantiaca F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 91 (1859).
TYPE: Northern Territory, shores of Gulf of Carpentaria [Tableland, near Cox River, E of present Nutwood Downs station], F. Mueller, 26 Jul 1856 (holo MEL)


Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout or persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") or stringy, red-brown or grey-brown, grey or grey-brown or red-brown, shedding in short ribbons or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic, straight, entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous, 999 cm long, 999 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 999 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 999 mm long. Pedicels 999 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate, glaucous. Calyx reduced to teeth on corolline calyptra. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; striate, or ribbed. Hypanthium striate, or ribbed. Flowers orange, or orange-red.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid, pedicellate, 999 mm long, 999 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed.

Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.

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