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Eucalyptus pileata

Eucalyptus pileata Blakely, Key Eucalypts 120 (1934).
TYPE: Western Australia, Desmond, near Ravensthorpe, J. H. Maiden, Nov 1909 (holo NSW, iso BM, FRI, K, PERTH)


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown or brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; corrugated. Hypanthium smooth, or striate. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves rim-level or exserted. Seeds red. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Distribution: W.A., or S.A.

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