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Eucalyptus preissiana

Eucalyptus preissiana Schauer, in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 131 (1844).
TYPE: Western Australia, Cape Riche, L. Preiss 239, Nov 1840 (holo MEL (?) - or S (?) (Much of Lehmann's herbarium is now in S, iso MEL). Cited as "In lateribus rupestribus collium Konkoberup promontorii Cape Riche, Novembri a. 1840 deflorata. Herb. Preiss. No. 239."

Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate, falcate, entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite, elliptic or ovate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded or apiculate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds obovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers yellow.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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