Eucalyptus aff. camaldulensis (Torrumbarry)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

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A few old remnant trees in paddocks near Torrumbarry (north-central Victoria) differ from Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis in having flower buds with extremely short, broad-conical, non-rostrate opercula. They resemble the largely Central Australian subsp. arida Brooker & M.W.McDonald in this respect, but not in other features. They may be an extreme form within the variable and widespread subsp. camaldulensis or part of a now very depleted unnamed taxon. Further work is warranted to understand if and at what rank these trees should be recognised. Old specimens of similar bud morphology from Lake Boga area are held in the National Herbarium of Victoria suggesting a former wider occurrence of this form.