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Eucalyptus torquata

Eucalyptus torquata Luehm., Victorian Naturalist 13: 147 (1897).
TYPE: Western Australia, in the neighborhood of Coolgardie; W.A. Macpherson (holo MEL, iso K)


Habit: Tree.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk or persistent on trunk and larger branches, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), 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 disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles quadrangular or narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds rostrate or urceolate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; corrugated. Hypanthium striate. Flowers white, or pink, or red.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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