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Eucalyptus ovata

Eucalyptus ovata Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 2: 13 t. 153 (1806).
TYPE: Tasmania, J. Labillardiere ( ?FI; ? dupl. in G. (fide TL2 - not in Chippendale, 1974. Dupl. in P, fide Cameron, 1945). Cited as "Habitat in terra Van-Leuwin". Labillardiere's cited locality appears to be a printing error, as his specimens were collected from Tasmania. The specimen in P is correctly labelled "Terra Van-Diemen".
Eucalyptus gunnii var. ovata (Labill.) Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 26: 136 (1901).
Eucalyptus androsmaefolia Hoffsgg., Verz. Pfl.-Kult. ed. 2 113 (1826).
TYPE: not known. Cited as "Hab. in Austral. h. T." Hoffmannsegg types are in B (part of Herb. Willd., extant), G, G-DC, H & HAL, (fide TL-2). None located by Chippendale (1974).
Eucalyptus gunnii var. acervula Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 26: 136 (1901).
TYPE: New South Wales, Shepherd's Swamp, Hill Top and Neighborhood, J.H. Maiden, Jan 1896 (lecto NSW, here designated). Cited as "(Syn. E. acervula, Miq.; also E. paludosa, Baker, these Proceedings, 1899, p. 464)." "This is E. acervula, Miq., according to specimens in European herbaria. We have found it as far north as Hilltop. It was called "Yellow Gum" on a label by the late Rev. Dr. Woolls over 40 years ago." Deane and Maiden based this variety primarily on Miquel's E. acervula, which was merely his interpretation of E. acervula Sieber ex DC. (E. eugenioides Sieber ex Sprengel), and not a validly published name. However, Deane and Maiden were describing the variety as new, and their description included a number of elements which could be regarded as syntypes. We here designate material collected by Maiden at Hilltop as the Lectotype.
Eucalyptus mucronata Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 30 (1822).
TYPE: none cited. Occurrence given as "Hab. in Australia h. T." Link types were destroyed in Berlin (TL2).
Eucalyptus muelleri Naudin, Rev. Hortic. 406 (1885).
TYPE: Chippendale (1974) records three specimens held in P as syntypes, but these are dated 1889 and 1890, postdating the protologue. Since these specimens were annotated by Naudin, they must be regarded as representing this taxon unless earlier specimens are located (syn P). Cited as "L. Mulleri, Ndn., n'est represente dans notre Arboretum d'Antibes que par un seul individu."
Eucalyptus ovata var. grandiflora Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 8: 146 (1929).
TYPE: South Australia, Glencoe, 15 miles from Mt Gambier, W. Gill, Jan 1904 (holo NSW).
Eucalyptus paludosa R. Baker, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 23: 167 plate 6 (1898).
TYPE: New South Wales, Barber's Creek, H. Rumsey, 20 May 1898 (syn NSW), Charley's Forest, Braidwood, W. Baeuerlen, Sep 1898 (syn NSW). Cited as "Hab.-Monga (Braidwood, W. Baeuerlen); Delegate (Bombala, W. Baeuerlen); Wingecarribee (W. Woods); Hilltop (J.H. Maiden); Barber's Creek (H. Rumsey)." ***lecto required - here designated?
Eucalyptus persicifolia Lodd., Bot. Cab. t. 501 (1821).
TYPE: Loddige's Type material is held by CGE and K (TL2), although Chippendale (1974) does not record relevant specimens. In the absence of specimens, the illustration cited must be taken as the Type. No type was cited.
Eucalyptus stuartiana F. Muell. ex Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 131 (1856).
TYPE: Tasmania, C. Stuart (holo ?U, iso MEL). Cited as "Tasmania (STUART)".
Eucalyptus stuartiana var. longifolia Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 244 (1867).
TYPE: New South Wales, W. Woolls (syn K, isosyn MEL, NSW), Twofold Bay, F. Mueller (syn K, isosyn MEL, NSW), A. Oldfield (syn K, isosyn MEL). Cited as "N.S. Wales. 'Yellow or Grey Gum' and 'Bastard Box', "Woolls? in Herb. F. Mueller; Twofold Bay, 'Turpentine Gum, or 'Hiccory', Oldfield, F. Mueller." Maiden (C.R. 3: 138) recorded the Oldfield specimen as representing E. ovata

Eucalyptus acervula auct. non Sieber ex DC., ().
Eucalyptus acervula auct. non Sieber ex DC., ().
Eucalyptus baueriana auct. non Schauer, ().
Eucalyptus citrifolia F. Muell. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus (1902).
Eucalyptus perfoliata A. Cunn. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 3: 68 (1915).
nom. nud. in syn.
Eucalyptus rebrum Cordier ex Maiden, (1904).
Eucalyptus patersonii R. Br. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus (1902).
nom. nud.

Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") (compact; platy), grey-black, white or pink or yellow (above), shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate (with age), straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 19 cm long, 8.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 17–25 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 3–14 mm long. Pedicels terete, 0–4 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 6–11 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical or rostrate, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical or campanulate, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 5–7 mm long, 4–7 mm diam. Disc flat. Valves rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; woodland with grasses and sedges in low and permanently damp sites.
Distribution: S.A., or N.S.W., or Vic., or Tas. N.S.W. regions South Coast, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands.

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