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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus albens

Citation: Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:219 (1867).

Synonymy: E. hemiphloia F. Muell. ex Benth. var. albens (Benth.)F. Muell. ex Maiden, Crit. Rev. Eucalyptus 11:20 (1910). , Eucalyptus albens

Common name: None

Single-stemmed trees to 20 m or more high; bark below rough, subfibrous, pale-grey, smooth and greyish above; cotyledons reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, broadly lanceolate or ovate; adult leaves on petioles 15-25 mm long, broad-lanceolate, dull, bluish-green, usually waxy, 10-15 x 2-3 cm.

Flowers in panicles or in umbels of 3-7 in the axils of the leaves; buds on often poorly defined pedicels 1-4 mm long, ellipsoid to fusiform, waxy, bluish-green, smooth, 10-15 x 4-6 mm; operculum elongate-conical, equal to or exceeding the hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, reniform to subglobose.

Fruits cylindrical-ellipsoid to suburceolate, with a narrow rim and broad descending disk, 7-12 ~ 7-10 mm; valves small, deeply enclosed; seeds grey-brown, more or less depressed-ellipsoid, reticulate, not winged.

Distribution:  Confined in S.Aust. as scattered trees amongst more numerous intermediates between this species and E. microcarpa to an area south of Melrose.

S.Aust.: FR, NL.   Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: probably in all months but mainly May — July.

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