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Eucalyptus zopherophloia

Eucalyptus zopherophloia Brooker & Hopper, Nuytsia 9(1): 10 (1993).
TYPE: Western Australia, 31.7 km N of Coolimba on Cliff Head Road, 2 Nov 1986, M.I.H. Brooker 9560 (holo PERTH, iso CANB, NSW)

Habit: Mallee, Height to 4 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey to grey-black, white or grey (above). 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, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acuminate, basally attenuate, semi-glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 6–9 cm long, 0.9–2.1 mm wide; Petioles terete, Petioles 0.7–1.6 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, moderately spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous, 0.8–2 mm from margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 4–12 mm long. Pedicels terete, 1–2 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 6–7 mm long, 3–4 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical to clavate, pedicellate, 4–5 locular, 6–9 mm long, 5–9 mm diam. Calyptra scar raised, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Stemonophore flat or raised, 0.2–0.5 mm wide. Disc depressed, 1–1.5 mm wide. Valves enclosed, flat. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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