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Eucalyptus pruinosa

Eucalyptus pruinosa Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 926 (1843).
TYPE: Queensland, Sweers, Bentinck & Allen's Is., R. Brown & F. Bauer 33, Nov 1802 (holo W, iso BM, E, K). Cited as "In Nova Hollandia fructiferam legit Ferd. Bauer!"
Eucalyptus spodophylla F. Muell., Fragm. 2: 71 (1860).
TYPE: none cited. Stated to have been received under the name E. cinerea (n.v. ? MEL)


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey, grey-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves opposite, ovate, not falcate, rounded, cordate, dull, glaucous, thick or thin, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound or simple, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or fusiform, pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium or 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical. Disc flat. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.

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