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Eucalyptus platyphylla

Eucalyptus platyphylla F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 93 (1859).
TYPE: Queensland, A. Cunningham (holo MEL, iso K). Cited as "Ora orient. trop., A. Cunningham, hb. Hook."
Eucalyptus populifolia Hook., in Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 204 (1848).
TYPE: Queensland, Mt Owen, T.L. Mitchell 336, 18 Jun 1846 (holo CGE). No type was cited. This specimen was collected when Mitchell's expedition was in the vicinity of Mount Owen, Central Queensland.


Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, salmon or orange. 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 opposite or disjunct, lanceolate or elliptic or orbiculate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally rounded, dull, green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds globose, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium or 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 hemispherical or turbinate. Disc depressed. Valves rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: N.T.

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