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Eucalyptus spathulata

Eucalyptus spathulata Hook., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 7 t. 611 (1844).
TYPE: Western Australia, Swan River Colony, J. Drummond 5: suppl. 20 (holo K). Cited as "Hab. Swan River. Jas. Drummond, (Suppl. Coll. n. 20)."
Eucalyptus occidentalis var. spathulata Maiden, J. Nat. Hist. Sci. Soc. Western Australia 3(2): 188 (1911).

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or red-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, linear or narrow lanceolate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally tapered, glossy, grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds cylindrical, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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