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Family: Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus terminalis

Citation: F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc. (Bot.) 3:89 (1859).

Synonymy: E. pyrophora Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:257 (1867).

Common name: Long-fruited bloodwood, western (or in/and) bloodwood.

Single-stemmed tree, often 5-12 m high; bark pale-grey, slightly fibrous, tessellated, shedding plates 3-6 cm diam. to reveal the yellow-brown inner layer thus creating a mottled appearance; cotyledons suborbicular, prominently veined; juvenile leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-25 mm long, narrow- to broad-lanceolate, acuminate, 10-15 cm long, 1-2.5 cm broad, pale-green, scarcely lustrous; veins pinnate, faint, in more than 40 pairs.

Flowers in a terminal corymbose panicle of 3-7-flowered clusters; buds on pedicels usually 5-12 mm long, turbinate-obovoid, pale to scurfy-white, 8-13 x 6-9 mm; operculum hemispherical, sometimes umbonate, up to half as long as the hypanthium; flowers cream-coloured; anthers all fertile, obovate-oblong.

Fruit oblong-ovoid or urceolate, woody, 1.7-3.5 x 1.3-2.3 cm; disk descending; valves deeply included; seeds with a long terminal wing, yellow-brown.

Published illustration: Hall & Brooker (1973) Forest tree series, no. 63.

Distribution:    W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: after rain, mainly autumn — winter.

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