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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus cneorifolia

Citation: DC., Prod. 3:220 (1828).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Kangaroo Island narrow-leaved mallee.

Multi-stemmed or single-stemmed trees to 10 m high; bark somewhat fibrous, greyish-brown to dark-grey, longitudinally fissured, being replaced above by a smooth greyish bark; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, glossy; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 5-10 mm long, linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong, suberect, glossy, olive-green, dull and grey- green when dried, 5-10 x 0.6-1 cm; veins indistinct.

Flowers in umbels of 4-14 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 0-1 mm long, usually more or less ellipsoid, 7-10 x 3-5 mm; operculum conical or hemispherical-conical, at least as long as the hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, cordate.

Fruits hemispherical or hemispherical-globose, sessile, 5-7 x 5-8 mm; disk wide, flat or slightly raised obliquely; valves 3 or 4, needle-like, slightly exserted but soon broken off; seeds more or less elliptic in outline, D-shaped in section, with rounded to acutely angled margins, brown.

Published illustration: Hall & Brooker (1974) Forest tree series, no. 130.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: SL, KI.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Dec. — April.

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