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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus microtheca

Citation: F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc. (Bot.) 3:87 (1858).

Synonymy: E. brachypoda sensu Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:223 (1867); E. coolabah Blakely & Jacobs in Blakely, Key Eucalypts 245 (1934); E. coolabah Blakely & Jacobs var. arida Blakely, Key Eucalypts 246 (1934).

Common name: Coolibah.

Single-stemmed trees to 14 m high; bark rough at least on the lower parts, shortly fibrous, furrowed, grey-brown, smooth and grey to white above; cotyledons notched or reniform; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, narrow-oblong to lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-17 mm long, lanceolate, dull, grey-green, 6-18 x 0.8-2.2 cm.

Flowers in mainly terminal panicles; buds on pedicels 1-2 mm long, ellipsoid or obovoid, smooth, 3-5 x 2-3 mm; operculum frail, compressed-hemispherical to conical, usually equal to or shorter than the hypanthium; flowers white or cream; anthers all fertile, subglobose.

Fruits hemispherical to broadly obconical, thin-walled, with a narrow rim and disk, 3-4 x 4-5 mm; valves broadly triangular, exserted; seeds yellow-brown, ellipsoid-lunate, faintly reticulate, not winged.

Published illustration: Boomsma & Lewis (1980) Native forest and woodland vegetation of South Australia, pp. 38, 51; Hall et al. (1970) Forest trees of Australia, p. 221.

Distribution:  Especially along watercourses or in temporarily wet areas.

  W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: probably at all times of the year.

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