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New taxa and some new nomenclature in Eucalyptus

Brooker, M.I.H. and Slee, A.V.

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, G.P.O. Box 1600, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601 Australia.


The coastal form of manna gum is established in the new combination, Eucalyptus viminalis subsp. pryoriana. The mallee box, Eucalyptus wimmerensis from western Victoria, is changed in rank to a subspecies of E. viridis and a recently discovered red box from far eastern Victoria, E. polyanthemos subsp. longior, is described. The mallee from north-western Victoria, incorrectly known as E. anceps (type=E. rugosa), which occurs chiefly in South and Western Australia is published as E. phenax. Notes on E. willisii subsp. falciformis and its extended distribution are given. Problems resulting from the inadequately documented distribution and variation in E. aromaphloia Pryor & Willis are discussed. Illustrations of buds, fruits and leaves and a distribution map are provided for E. polyanthemos subsp. longior and E. phenax.

Published in: Muelleria Vol. 9: 75-85 (1996).

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