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Eucalyptus shirleyi

Eucalyptus shirleyi Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 6: 425 (1923).
TYPE: Queensland, Stannary Hills, North Queensland, T.L. Bancroft, Dec 1908 (holo NSW, iso BRI).


Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, "ironbark", grey-black, grey or black. 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, orbiculate, rounded, cordate, dull, glaucous, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds ovoid or fusiform, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or ovoid or urceolate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: Qld.

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