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Eucalyptus blakelyi

Description from Flora of China

Trees, to 21 m tall. Bark white or gray with grayish blue, pink, or cream colored patches, smooth, exfoliating. Branchlets slender, ridged. Young leaves opposite, shortly petiolate; leaf blade ovate to rounded, 7-10 × 5-7 cm, leathery, glaucescent. Mature leaves with a slender 1.5-2.5 cm petiole; leaf blade lanceolate, 9-18 × 1.5-3 cm, falcate, leathery, secondary veins at an angle of ca. 45° from midvein, intramarginal veins near to margin. Inflorescences axillary, simple, umbels 4-8-flowered; peduncle 1-1.5 cm, slender, terete. Flower buds spindle-shaped, 7-10 × 4-5 mm. Hypanthium semiglobose, 2-3 mm; stipe ca. 3 mm; calyptra long awl-shaped, 5-7 mm. Capsule semiglobose, 5-6 × ca. 5 mm; disk broad; valves 3 or 4, exserted from hypanthium. Fl. Nov-Dec.

Cultivated in Jiangxi and Yunnan [native to SE Australia].


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