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Botanical descriptions of Eucalypti

Rodway, Leonard 1902 , 'Botanical descriptions of Eucalypti' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 72-76 .

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Eucalyptus globulus (Labillardiere)
—Tall, erect tree, even in
exposed situations, tending to preserve a preponderating main-stem
till the high forest age is reached, the branches few and acutely
diverging; bark deciduous. Mature foliage alternate, stalked,
lanceolate, acute, oblique, 6 to 12 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide.
Flowers solitary in the leaf axils. Outer operculum smooth,
shed while the bud is approaching maturity ; calyx and inner
operculum rough, warted, and obscurely four-ribbed ; mature
calyx about | inch in diameter; anther-cells parallel. Fruit
broadly obconic, | to 1 inch in diameter ; capsule slightly protruding
; valves obsolete. In Eastern Victoria the common form
of this tree bears a three-flowered umbel in the axil, the flowers
being half the size recorded in the type, and less warted. In
Tasmania, where this species and E. viminalis are mixed, a form
will occasionally be found consisting of odd trees in which the
flowers are in threes, the operculum and fruit quite smooth, and
the fruit about three quarters to one inch in diameter, the valves much protruding.
This, though very close to the Victorian form, may
be a hybrid.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rodway, Leonard
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

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