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Eucalyptus viminalis

Eucalyptus viminalis Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 2: 12 (1806).
TYPE: Tasmania, 'Nov. Holl.', J. de Labillardiere (holo FI, iso G, L). Cited as "Habitat in capite Van-Diemen."
Eucalyptus angustifolia Desf., Tabl. Ecol. Bot. ed. 1 222 (1804).
TYPE: Not known. Cited as "N. Holl., or. h."
Eucalyptus huberiana Naudin, Descr. Emploi Eucalyptus 2nd Mem. 42 (1891).
TYPE: cult. in gardens of M. Huber in Nice and Villa Thuret, origin unknown (syn ?)

Eucalyptus pendula Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. (1st Mem.) 16: 385 (1883).
nom. nud., in syn.;
Eucalyptus saccharifera F. Muell. ex Miq., Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 4: 125 (1856).
nom. nud., in syn.
Eucalyptus viminea Labill. ex Hook exBlakely, Key Eucalypts 334 (1934).
sphalm. E. viminalis
Eucalyptus patentiflora F. Muell., Fragm. 2: 64 (1860).
nom. nud. in syn.
Eucalyptus pendulosa Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 28: 899 (1904).
Eucalyptus piperita hort. ex DC., Prodr. 3: 221 (1828).
nom. nud. in syn. E. diversifolia

Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") (hard; platy), grey to grey-black, white or grey or yellow, shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate (cordate), straight, entire, dull green, sessile, 15 cm long, 3 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, rounded or retuse, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 20 cm long, 2 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 10–25 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute or obtuse, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 3-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 4–8 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 5–8 mm long, 3–5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical to conical (acute), 2 times as long as hypanthium or 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or globose or ovoid, pedicellate or sessile, 3–4 locular, 4–8 mm long, 4–9 mm diam. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.

Occurrence: Widespread and abundant; grassy woodland or forest on fertile loamy soils.
Distribution: S.A., or Qld, or N.S.W., or Vic., or Tas. N.S.W. regions Central Coast, or South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands, or Central Western Slopes, or South Western Slopes.

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