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Eucalyptus populnea

Eucalyptus populnea F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 93 (1859).
TYPE: Queensland, Wide Bay, J.T. Bidwill 76 (iso K)
Eucalyptus populifolia Hook., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 9: t. 879 (1852).
TYPE: Queensland, Wide Bay, J.T. Bidwill 76 (holo K)

Eucalyptus micrantha auct. non DC., ().
nom. nud., in syn.;

Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey (with whitish patches), glossy, grey (above), shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate to orbiculate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate, 11.5 cm long, 9.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or elliptic or ovate or rhomboidal, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally rounded, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 5–11 cm long, 2–7 mm wide; Petioles 15–20 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (c. 15), regular. Peduncles terete, 5–11 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–3 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate to ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical to conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical, pedicellate, 4 locular, 2–4 mm long, 2–5 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread; often dominant; grassy woodland on moderately fertile loamy soils.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Western Slopes, or Central Western Slopes, or South Western Slopes, or North Western Plains, or South Western Plains, or North Far Western Plains, or South Far Western Plains.

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