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Eucalyptus transcontinentalis

Eucalyptus transcontinentalis Maiden, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 53: 58 (1919).
TYPE: Western Australia, Kalgoorlie, J.H. Maiden, Sept 1909 (holo NSW)
Eucalyptus oleosa var. glauca Maiden, J. Nat. Hist. Sci. Soc. Western Australia 3: 171 (1911).
TYPE: Western Australia, 70 miles north of Kurrawang, J.H. Maiden, 9.1909 (lecto NSW, here designated). Maiden did not cite a specimen, but stated in the protologue: "Seventy miles north of Kalgoorlie I took notes on the spot of a tree as follows: A Medium-size tree, say one foot in diameter, a White Gum with blotched bark and more or less short flaky ribbons on the trunk, with a little roughness at the butt." E. socialis is listed as a synonym. He later states: "Specimens collected by me about 70 miles north of Kurrawang and also at Kalgoorlie, September 1909, may be taken as the type" (C.R. 2: 172). He then selected the specimens from Kalgoorlie as the Type for E. transcontinentalis, not mentioning E. socialis in synonymy.
Eucalyptus uncinata var. rostrata Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 216 (1867).
TYPE: Western Australia, Drummond 5: 186 (lecto K, isolecto BM, here designated). Cited as "Phillips Range, Maxwell; Murchison River, Oldfield, also Drummond, 5th Coll. n. 186." Syn: K (5 Oldfield collections, Maxwell, Drummond 186), isosyn - BM (Drummond 186)


Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), 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, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds cylindrical or conical, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose or ovoid. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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