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Eucalyptus paniculata

Eucalyptus paniculata Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 287 (1797).
TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, D. Burton (holo LINN, iso BM). Cited as "My specimens were gathered at Port Jackson by Mr. David Burton, and I received them from Sir Joseph Bank's herbarium."

Eucalyptus terminalis Sieber ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 211 (1867).
nom. nud. in syn.

Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, "ironbark", grey-black. Branchlets green. Pith glands present, or absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate, straight, entire, glossy green to dull green, petiolate, 16 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered, semi-glossy, green, thick, discolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1.2–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 13–22 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 6–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–7 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or fusiform (short), not glaucous or pruinose, 5–9 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical or pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate, 4–5 locular, 6–9 mm long, 5–8 mm diam. Disc depressed or flat. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; wet forest on deeper soils of higher fertility.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast, or South Coast.

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