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Eucalyptus obliqua

Eucalyptus obliqua L'Herit., Sert. Angl. 18 t. 20 (1788).
TYPE: Tasmania, Adventure Bay, D. Nelson, 26-30 Jan 1777 (holo BM, iso G). Cited as "Habitat in Nova Cambria. Nelson. Guil. Anderson. 5".
Eucalyptus decaisneana Bl., Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1: 83 (1849).
TYPE: "Timor" (in error), ex herb. Paris (holo L)
Eucalyptus fabrorum Schldl., Linnaea 20: 656 (1847).
TYPE: ? ? Type: None cited.
Eucalyptus falcifolia Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 137 (1856).
TYPE: Cited as "Lofly-range trans. fl. Murray (Mull. Herb.)" holo U(?), iso MEL (?).
Eucalyptus heterophylla Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 141 (1856).
TYPE: Tasmania, C. Stuart 2 (holo U ?). Cited as "Van Diemensland (Stuart n. 2)."
Eucalyptus nervosa F. Muell. ex Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 139 (1856).
TYPE: Cited as "Lofly-range, m. Nov. (F. Mueller)." holo U (?), iso MEL (?).
Eucalyptus obliqua var. degressa Blakely, Key Eucalypts 195 (1934).
TYPE: South Australia, Ambleside, J. B. Cleland 2054 & E.H. Ising, 24 Mar 1923 (holo NSW, iso AD)
Eucalyptus obliqua var. megacarpa Blakely, Key Eucalypts 194 (1934).
TYPE: South Australia, Millicent, J.M. Black 1, 5 Dec 1917 (syn NSW, AD), J.B. Cleland 95, Dec 1922 (syn NSW, AD), sandhills near Lake Bonney, J.B. Cleland 87, 7 Dec 1922 (syn NSW, AD)
Eucalyptus obliqua var. microstoma Blakely, Key Eucalypts 194 (1934).
TYPE: Victoria, Kilmore, J.W. Dwyer 988, May 1917 (syn NSW), 1129, Nov 1919 (syn NSW)
Eucalyptus obliqua var. pilula Blakely, Key Eucalypts 194 (1934).
TYPE: Victoria, Daylesford, J. Blackbourne, Sep 1906 (Syn NSW), Mt Toolebewong, D.W.C. Shiress (Syn NSW)
Eucalyptus pallens DC., Prodr. 3: 219 (1828).
TYPE: New Holland, F.W. Sieber 606, 1823 (holo G). Cited as "Sieb! plant. exs. n. 606."
Eucalyptus procera Dehnh., Cat. Pl. Hort. Camald. ed. 2 20 (1832).
TYPE: cult. Hort. Camaldulensis, Italy (?)

Eucalyptus aromatica Noisette ex Chippendale, For. Res. Inst., Tech. Note 7: 6 (1974).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus fissilis F. Muell., Intercol. Exhib. Melb. Official Record 216 (1867).
nom. nud.
Eucalyptus fabrorum F. Muell. ex Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 136 (1856).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree, Height to 50 m high (sometimes 90).
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or persistent to smaller branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") to stringy, grey to red-brown, white to grey, shedding in long ribbons to shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate to elliptic, falcate, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 10 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate, falcate, acute or obtuse, oblique, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 10–15 cm long, 1.5–3.3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 7–17 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 4–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–6 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–7 mm long, 2–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or ovoid or urceolate, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 6–11 mm long, 5–9 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed or rim-level (rarely). Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally dominant; wet sclerophyll or grassy forest in cold areas of high rainfall on deep fertile soils.
Distribution: S.A., or N.S.W., or Vic., or Tas. N.S.W. regions South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands.

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