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Eucalyptus × kalangadooensis
Scientific classification
Genus:
Eucalyptus
Species:
× kalangadooensis

Eucalyptus × kalangadooensis is a species of tree that is endemic to a small area in South Australia. It has smooth bark, lance-shaped adult leaves, flower buds in groups of between four and ten and top-shaped fruit. It is thought to be a hybrid between E. camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis and either E. ovata or E. viminalis subsp. cygnetensis.

Description

Eucalyptus × kalangadooensis is a tall tree with smooth bark. The leaves on young plants and on coppice regrowth are glossy green on both sides, broadly-shaped, up to 80 mm (3 in) long, 40–50 mm (2–2 in) wide and have a short petiole. Adult leaves are lance-shaped, glossy green on both sides, 80–140 mm (3–6 in) long and 15–30 mm (0.6–1 in) wide and have a petiole. The flower buds are arranged in leaf axils in groups of between four and ten on a peduncle 10–15 mm (0.4–0.6 in) long, the individual flowers on a short pedicel. The mature buds are top-shaped, 10–12 mm (0.39–0.47 in) long and 5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) wide with a beak-shaped operculum about the same length as the floral cup. The fruit is a top-shaped capsule, about 10 mm (0.39 in) long and 7–8 mm (0.28–0.31 in) wide with the valves protruding above the rim.

The Australian Plant Census lists this species as a natural hybrid between E. camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis and either E. ovata or E. viminalis subsp. cygnetensis.

Taxonomy and naming

Eucalyptus × kalangadooensis was first formally described in 1925 by Joseph Maiden and William Blakely in Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Distribution and habitat

This eucalypt is only known from near Kalangadoo and Mount Burr.

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