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Eucalyptus sessilis

Eucalyptus sessilis (Maiden) Blakely, Key Eucalypts 276 (1934).
Eucalyptus pachyphylla var. sessilis Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 5: 14 Plate 171 fig. 47 (1920).
TYPE: Northern Territory, Glen of Palms, Macdonnell Range, E. Giles, 1872 (holo MEL, NSW [part of holo ?]). Cited as "The specimens, Glen of Palms, Macdonnell Range, Northern Territory (E. Giles), may be taken as the type of the proposed variety (see figs. 4a to c, Plate 171)."


Habit: Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate or broad lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid and rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical and rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; ribbed. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

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

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