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Eucalyptus punctata

Eucalyptus punctata DC., Prodr. 3: 217 (1828).
TYPE: New Holland, F.W. Sieber 623 (holo G, iso G, NSW), Figured by DC., Mem. Myrt; t. 4. Cited as "Sieb! plant. exs. nov. - holl. n. 623."
Eucalyptus shiressii Maiden & Blakely, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 6: 512 plate 243 (1923).
TYPE: New South Wales, near the 16 mile post, Galston Road, near Hornsby, W.F. Blakely & D.W.C. Shiress, Mar 1919 (holo NSW).
Eucalyptus tereticornis var. brachycorys Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 242 (1867).
TYPE: New South Wales, North Rocks, Parramatta, G. Caley, 1805 (syn K); Parramatta, G. Caley 9 Feb 1807 (syn K); Parramatta, G. Caley, 11 Feb 1807 (syn K). Cited as "With the other specimens from Brisbane Macleay and Hastings rivers, from Paramatta (sic), and from the Blue Mountains."


Habit: Tree, Height to 35 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, patchy, matte, white or grey or grey-brown or salmon or orange, shedding in large plates or flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green (to dark green), petiolate, 14.5 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green (dark), thick, discolorous, 8–15 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 15–25 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple (but sometimes crowded), axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide) or broadly flattened, 5–19 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–9 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 9–11 mm long, 4–6 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical (inflated), 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium or wider than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical, pedicellate, 3–4 locular, 5–12 mm long, 5–10 mm diam. Disc flat or raised (slightly). Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff distinctly different in colour from seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll forests or woodlands on soils of low to medium fertility.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast, or South Coast, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands, or Central Western Slopes.

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