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1. Eucalyptus torelliana F. Mueller, Fragm. 10: 106. 1877.

毛叶桉 mao ye an

Trees, large. Bark at base of trunk gray to black, fibrous and subtessellated, and persistent, apically grayish green, smooth, and exfoliating. Branchlets terete, with rough pubescence. Young leaves opposite, 4 or 5 pairs, peltate, shortly petiolate; leaf blade ovate, 7-15 × 4-9 cm, abaxially pubescent. Mature leaves with a 1-2 cm petiole with rough pubescence; leaf blade ovate, 10-14 × 1-7 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially gray and pubescent, secondary veins few and 4-10 mm apart, intramarginal veins 2-3 mm from margin, base rounded, apex acute. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, paniculate, 8-11 cm, umbels 3- or 7-flowered; peduncle pubescent, secondary peduncle 0.8-1.5 cm, terete. Flower buds obovoid, ca. 10 × 6-7 mm. Hypanthium semiglobose, ca. 6 mm; stipe 0-3 mm; calyptra 4-4.5 mm, apex rounded. Stamens 8-10 mm; anthers obovoid-oblong, dorsifixed, dehiscing longitudinally. Style 5-7 mm. Capsule globose, 1-1.3 cm in diam., apical part constricted; aperture 5-6 mm in diam.; disk broad; valves 3, included in hypanthium. Fl. Oct-Nov.

Cultivated in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi, and Taiwan [native to NE Australia].


 

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