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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus ewartiana

Citation: Maiden, J. R. Soc. N.S.W. 53:111 (1919).

Synonymy: E. oldfieldii sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 418 (1926).

Common name: Ewarts mallee.

Multi-stemmed or less often single-stemmed trees to 7 m high; crown sparse; bark reddish-brown, shedding in long incurled strips to expose a yellowish-green layer; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves opposite or alternate, linear to orbicular and thick; subadult leaves often numerous, alternate, oblong to broadly oblong-lanceolate, apices somewhat obtuse; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 1-2 cm long, narrow-lanceolate, thick, yellow-green, dull, 5-8 x 0.8-1.5 cm; veins distinct only when fresh.

Flowers in umbels of 4-7 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 3-6 mm long, ovoid to obovoid, smooth, often yellow when mature; operculum hemispherical, longer than the hypanthium; flowers cream-yellow; anthers all fertile, cordate to rentform.

Fruits subglobose, smooth, disk broad and ascending, 8-12 x 8-12 mm; valves usually 4, triangular, exserted, only slightly separating from one another at their apices; seeds brown, D-shaped or falcate, reticulate.

Published illustration: Chippendale (1973) Eucalypts of the Western Australian goldfields, pp. 113, 114.

Distribution:    W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Nov. — March in W.Aust.; spring in cultivation in Adelaide.

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