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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus peeneri

Citation: Pryor & L. Johnson ex Boomsma, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1:368 (1979).

Synonymy: E. oleosa F. Muell. ex Miq. var. peeneri Blakely, Key Eucalypts 270 (1934).

Common name: Peeneri reallee.

Multi-stemmed trees 1-8 m high, with numerous erect to prostrate stems; bark smooth, grey-brown, with rough bark towards the base and sometimes on the larger branches; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves opposite or alternate, linear or narrow-oblong; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 4-8 mm long, narrow-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, uncinate, ashy-grey, with obvious oil glands, 5-8 x 0.7-1.5 mm, veins obscure.

Flowers in umbels of 7-11 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 1-5 mm long, ovoid-cylindrical, smooth, c. 7 x c. 3 mm; operculum obtuse, conical, longer than the hemispherical hypanthium; flowers white to cream; anthers all fertile, oblong-reniform.

Fruit hemispherical to subglobose, slightly constricted to the orifice, with descending disk, smooth, 6-8 x 6-8 mm; valves fragile, needle-like, protruding well beyond the rim; seeds ellipsoid or lunate, faintly reticulate, not winged, grey-brown.

Distribution:    W.Aust. Rare and localised.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: not known in nature.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: According to Boomsma (1981) this species is separable from E. oleosa by its ashy-grey adult leaves and its linear seedling leaves although E. oleosa does also have one or two basal pairs of linear leaves.

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