Eucalyptus abdita

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Eucalyptus abdita

Priority Two — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. abdita
Binomial name
Eucalyptus abdita
Brooker & Hopper

Eucalyptus abdita is a small tree that is native to the area between Perth and Geraldton in Western Australia.

Description[edit]

It is a mallee eucalyptus that grows 2 to 3 metres (7 to 10 ft) in height. It has a lignotuber and has smooth grey bark throughout. Its juvenile leaves are petiolate and ovate to deltoid while the adult leaves are usually 5.5 to 8 centimetres (2.2 to 3.1 in) long and 1.1 to 1.8 cm (0.43 to 0.71 in) wide. The flower buds occur in unbranched clusters of up to 13 and are elongated with long, conical bud caps and are followed by white flowers. The fruits are barrel shaped and are about 0.5 cm (0.20 in) wide.[1] [2][3][4]

Distribution[edit]

Florabase identifies distribution in the IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, and the Swan Coastal Plain. With the IBRA Subregions being: Dandaragan Plateau, and the Lesueur Sandplain.[2] It grows on slopes and in breakaway areas in sandy clay soils and in gravel over laterite. Part of woodlands, it can be confused with Eucalyptus pluricaulis, which has bluish green leaves that remain dull and with longer, narrower buds and yellowish flowers. E. abdita differs from Eucalyptus wandoo in its mallee habit.[1]

Classification[edit]

The species was first described by the botanists Ian Brooker and Stephen Hopper in 1991 in the journal Nuytsia from samples collected by the pair in 1988 near Mount Misery.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Euclid: Eucalyptus abdita
  2. ^ a b "Eucalyptus abdita". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  3. ^ "Eucalyptus abdita Brooker & Hopper". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  4. ^ *Patrick, Sue (1991), Eucalyptus abdita [art original], [s.n.], retrieved 31 January 2016