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Eucalyptus mannensis

Citation: Boomsma, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 88:115 (1964).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Mann Ranges mallee.

Multi-stemmed trees up to 7 m high, rarely a single-stemmed tree to 10m; bark rough, flaky, shedding above the middle of the stem to reveal a smooth pale-greyish layer; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves at first sessile or shortly petiolate and opposite or subopposite, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 5-10 mm long, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, glossy, usually yellowish-green to green, thick, 6.5-17 x 1-2 cm broad, with about 40 pairs of faint veins.

Flowers in umbels of 5-15 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 1-3 mm long, ellipsoid, tapering at the base into the poorly differentiated pedicels, 8-10 x 3-6 mm; operculum conical, similar in length to the hypanthium; flowers white to cream; anthers all fertile, oblong-reniform.

Fruit hemispherical to depressed-globose, 5-9 x 5-9 mm; disk wide, raised; valves 3, exserted, deltoid, notched at the base, with long needle-like but fragile tips; seeds cuneate, striate, grey-brown, not winged.

Published illustration: Boomsma & Lewis (1980) Native forest and woodland vegetation of South Australia, p. 58.

Distribution:    W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: summer.

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Biology: The notched valve separates this from all other species in S.Aust.

Author: Not yet available

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