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Eucalyptus pilularis

Eucalyptus pilularis Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 284 (1797).
TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, J. White, 1794 (holo LINN, iso BM, G, ? NSW). No type was cited.
Eucalyptus incrassata Sieber ex DC., Prodr. 3: 217 (1828).
TYPE: New Holland, F.W. Sieber 477 (holo G, iso BM, F, K, MEL, NSW)
Eucalyptus discolor Desf., Cat. Pl. Hort. Paris ed. 3 408 (1829).
TYPE: Herb. Desfontaines (holo FI). Type: None cited.
Eucalyptus semicorticata F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 86 (1859).
TYPE: Brisbane River, F. Mueller (holo MEL (?), iso K). Cited as "Hab. In nemoribus montium fertiliorum ad flumen Brisbane. (Illawarra, Macarthur, Sydney Woods, in Paris Exhib. No. 88, hb. Hook.)"

Eucalyptus galbulus hort. ex Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 1: 34 (1903).
nom. nud. in syn.
Eucalyptus pilularis var. typica Domin, Bibl. Bot. 89: 462 (1928).

Habit: Tree, Height to 70 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") to stringy, grey-brown, white to grey, shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, broad lanceolate, straight, entire, dull green, sessile, 17 cm long, 4 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, oblique, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 9–16 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; Petioles 10–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (15), regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 10–17 mm long. Pedicels terete, 3–6 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate or fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 7–10 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical or rostrate, 2 times as long as hypanthium or 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical or ovoid, pedicellate, 4 locular, 6–11 mm long, 7–11 mm diam. Disc depressed or flat. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and often dominant; wet sclerophyll or grassy coastal forests on lighter soils of medium fertility.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast, or South Coast.

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