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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus kingsmillii

Citation: Maiden & Blakely in Maiden, Crit. Rev. Eucalyptus 71:43 (1929).

Synonymy: E. pachyphylla sensu Boomsma, Native trees S. Aust. 156 (1972).

Common name: Kingsmill mallee.

Multi-stemmed or occasionally single-stemmed trees to c. 6 m high; bark smooth and greenish to reddish on upper parts but rough and greyish below; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves opposite for about 5 pairs then alternate, petiolate, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-15 mm long, lanceolate, thick, sage-green, dullish, 7-13 x 1.5-3 cm; veins faint.

Flowers in umbels of 3 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels usually 10-20 mm long, globose to ovoid, with 5-8 prominent longitudinal ribs, reddish, 25-35 x 18-20 mm; operculum long-rostrate, as long as or longer than the hemispherical hypanthium; flowers yellow to red; anthers all fertile, subcordate.

Fruits hemispherical, woody, usually 5-8 prominent fibs, 1.4-3.5 cm diam.; disk strongly concave or oblique, forming a collar around the valves; valves broad, triangular, exserted except when the subulate points are lost; seeds reddish-grey-brown, wedge-shaped or truncate-pyramidal, reticulate.

Published illustration: Erickson et al. (1973) Flowers and plants of Western Australia, p. 147.

Distribution:    W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: July — Sept. (W.Aust.) and probably at other times.

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