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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus remota

Citation: Blakely, Key Eucalypts edn 1:197 (1934).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Kangaroo Island, rnallee ash, Mount Taylor mallee.

Multi-stemmed trees to 4 m high; stems 4-20 cm but usually less than 10 cm diam.; bark smooth except often right at the base, greyish-white, shedding in strips; cotyledons broader than long, oblong; juvenile leaves petiolate, at first opposite, elliptic with subobtuse apices, becoming alternate and lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-20 mm long, oblique, often curved, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, usually with a tapering point, moderately leathery, scarcely glossy, 6-12 cm long, 1.5-3 cm broad.

Flowers in pedunculate umbels of 4-11 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 3-8 mm long, clavate, 4-6 x 4-5 mm, grading at the base into the poorly defined pedicels; operculum hemispherical or somewhat depressed, shorter than the hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, reniform.

Fruit hemispherical to ovoid to pear-shaped, smooth or slightly wrinkled; disk oblique or flat, rather broad; valves level with or below the rim, 6-9 x 5-8 mm; seeds polyhedral, with one large convex surface, becoming a dark reddish-brown.

Published illustration: Hall & Brooker (1974) Forest tree series, no. 128.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: KI.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: summer.

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