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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus calcareana

Citation: Boomsma, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1:361 (1979).

Synonymy: Eucalyptus 'triangolensis', Eucalyptus dumosa

Common name: Nundroo mallee.

Multi- or single-stemmed trees rarely up to 15 m tall; bark smooth, grey, shedding in short strips to expose a pinkish-white layer; cotyledons shallowly notched or reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, elliptic to ovate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles to 20 mm long, lanceolate, falcate, dullish, greyish-green, 9-12 x 1.4-2 cm.

Flowers in umbels of 7-11 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 1-3 mm long, more or less narrowly obovoid, 6-8 x 4-5 mm; operculum hemispherical or obtusely conical, ribbed, shorter than the ribbed hypanthium; flowers whitish; anthers all fertile, obovoid.

Fruits obconical to pear-shaped, ribbed, with the narrow disk descending, 5-7 x 5-8 mm; valves triangular, with narrow points slightly above or below the rim; seeds reddish-brown, glossy, broadly ovate-acute in outline, covered by c. 20 rows of shallow depressions.

Published illustration: Boomstoa & Lewis (1980) Native forest and woodland vegetation of South Australia, p. 4.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NU, EP.   W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Dec. — April(few records).

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