Corymbia tumescens K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Tree to 12 m high; bark persistent on trunk and branches, pale brown, yellow-brown or red-brown, tessellated; shedding in small polygonal flakes on outer branches.
Juvenile leaves disjunct, elliptic to broad-lanceolate, not peltate, lacking simple hairs. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, 7–15 cm long, 1.2–3 cm wide, green to yellow-green, dull, concolorous, penniveined.
Conflorescence compound; umbellasters 7-flowered; peduncle terete or angular, 7–20 mm long; pedicels terete, 3–10 mm long. Buds ovoid or clavate, brown-scurfy, 10–14 mm long, 5–8 mm diam., scar absent; calyptra patelliform to hemispherical, shorter and narrower than hypanthium.
Fruit ovoid or urceolate, 15–25 mm long, 8–15 mm diam.; disc depressed; valves enclosed.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, in deep somewhat sandy alluvial flats; north from Louth-Tilpa-Bourke.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Text by K.D. Hill
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