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Eucalyptus tenella

Eucalyptus tenella L.A.S. Johnson & K.D. Hill, Telopea 4(2): 249 (1991).
TYPE: New South Wales, Central Tablelands: Capertee, L.A.S. Johnson, 30 Sep 1968 (holo NSW).


Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, stringy, grey to red-brown. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite or disjunct late, linear to narrow lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 2–6 cm long, 0.3–0.7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green, thick or thin, concolorous, 5–12 cm long, 0.9–1.7 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 5–8 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 3–6 mm long. Pedicels angular, 0–1 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid or fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 3–4 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, sessile, 4 locular, 5–6 mm long, 5–7 mm diam. Disc flat. Valves rim-level or exserted. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow soils on rises.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Tablelands, or Central Western Slopes.

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