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Eucalyptus propinqua

Eucalyptus propinqua Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 10: 541 plate 43 (1895).
TYPE: New South Wales, Stroud Rd., A. Rudder, 10 Feb 1893 (lecto NSW, here designated). Cited as "Range. - From the Hawkesbury River northwards at least as far as the Tweed River."


Habit: Tree, Height to 40 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, patchy, matte, grey or grey-brown, shedding in large plates or flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green (pale), petiolate, 14 cm long, 3.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green (dark), thick, discolorous, 8–14 cm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–15 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 5–15 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or globose, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–5 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 2–5 mm long, 3–6 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; wet coastal forests on soils of low to medium fertility.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast.

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