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Eucalyptus racemosa

Eucalyptus racemosa Cav., Icon. 4: 24 (1797).
TYPE: New South Wales, Botany Bay, L. Nee 1793 (holo MA, iso MEL). No type was cited.
Eucalyptus micrantha DC., Prodr. 3: 217 (1828).
TYPE: New Holland, F.W. Sieber 497, 1825 (holo G, iso BM, G, W). Cited as "Sieb! plant. exs. n. 497."

Eucalyptus haemastoma auct. non Sm., ().
Eucalyptus haemastoma var. micrantha , ().

Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, with scribbles, white or grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate, falcate, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 7–15 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; Petioles 10–15 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, very acute or acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 7–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 4–6 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 3–5 mm long, 2–3 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate, 4 locular, 4–5 mm long, 5–7 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow infertile sandy soil on sandstone.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Coast.

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