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Eucalyptus platypus

Eucalyptus platypus Hook., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 9 t. 849 (1852).
TYPE: Western Australia, near King George's Sound, J. Drummond 5: 183, 1850 (holo K, iso BM, CGE, FI, LE, NSW, PERTH, W)
Eucalyptus nutans F. Muell., Fragm. 3: 152 (1863).
TYPE: Western Australia, Bremers Bay, G. Maxwell, Dec 1862 (holo MEL, iso K). Cited as "Ad oras orientales sinus Bremer Bay Inlet silvulam densam formans. Maxw."
Eucalyptus obcordata Turcz., Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Petersbourg 10: 337 (1852).
TYPE: Western Australia, south-west, J. Drummond 5: 183, 1850 (holo LE, iso BM, FI, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH, W)


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown or brown or copper. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, elliptic or orbiculate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally tapered, glossy, green or grey-green, coriaceous, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds cylindrical or rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra elongate acute, 3 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers cream, or yellow, or green.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform or turbinate. Disc flat. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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