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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus brachycalyx

Citation: Blakely, Key Eucalypts 119 (1934).

Synonymy: E. brachycalyx Blakely var. chindoo Blakely, Key Eucalypts 119 (1934); E. incrassata Labill. var. protrusa J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 421 (1926); E. brachycalyx Blakely var. protrusa (J. Black) H. Eichler, Suppl. 240 (1965). , Eucalyptus pleurocorys

Common name: Gilja.

Multi- or single-stemmed trees to 8 m high; bark smooth, yellow-brown to dark-grey, shedding in strips to reveal a pale-grey or pinkish-brown layer, with rough bark persisting at the base; cotyledons broad, notched; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, narrow-oblong to ovate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-25 mm long, narrow-lanceolate, glossy, somewhat leathery, bright-green, 5-10 x 0.7-1.5 cm.

Flowers in umbels of 4-9 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 2-4 mm long, oblong-ovoid to almost globose, striated, 7-9 x 4-5 mm; operculum hemispherical, usually shorter than the hypanthium; flowers white.

Fruits almost hemispherical to pear-shaped or obconical, striated, expanded at the orifice, with narrow rim and descending disk, 6-7 x 5-6 mm; valves narrow, fragile, exserted, sometimes recurved; seeds dark-brown, ellipsoid, deeply reticulate.

Published illustration: Hall & Brooker (1974) Forest tree series, no. 132.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — June.

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