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Eucalyptus pruinifera

Eucalyptus pruinifera L.A.S. Johnson & Blaxell, ms ().

Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box") (shedding irregularly), grey-brown, grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons to shedding in large plates or flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, ovate to broad lanceolate, straight, entire, glaucous, sessile, 7 cm long, 4 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green or grey-green or yellow-green, thick, concolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1–1.8 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–22 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 7–10 mm long. Pedicels terete, 4–10 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous, 8–14 mm long, 5–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical or rostrate, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or pink, or red.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, pedicellate, 4–5 locular, 8–11 mm long, 8–10 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Localised in NSW; grassy woodland on moderately fertile loamy or alluvial soils.
Distribution: S.A., or N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions South Far Western Plains.

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