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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus incurva

Citation: Boomsma, S. Aust. Field Nat. 50:31 (1975).

Synonymy: E. gillenii sensu Chippendale in Jessop, Fl. Cent. Aust. 249, partly.

Common name: Mount Lindsay gum.

Single-stemmed tree to 6 m high, sometimes with branches arising near the ground; bark smooth, grey, shedding in flakes to reveal a pinkish-white layer with a powdery surface, with some rough bark at the base; cotyledons broad, shallowly notched; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 15-30 mm long, dull, grey-green, lanceolate, arcuate, 10-13 x 1.2-1.6 cm, veins visible.

Flowers in umbels of 7-10 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 3-6 mm long, ellipsoid, smooth, 10-12 x 5-6 mm; operculum conical, longer than the obconical or hemispherical hypanthium; flowers cream to off-white; anthers all fertile, obovate.

Fruits broadly obconical-pyriform to hemispherical, with a narrow rim and broad raised disk, 8-10 x 8-10 mm; valves triangular, incurved, conspicuously exserted; seeds dark-grey-black, irregularly ellipsoid or angular, with a fringe of short bristles, with shallow depressions.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: not known in the wild; Feb. — March in cultivation in Adelaide.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: This species is very close to E. gillenii Ewart from the NT, with which some authors consider it conspecific, and E. flindersii.

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