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Range.

It is confined to Northern Queensland, so far as we know at present.

Type from Reid River, near Townsville (N. Daley, Sept. and Dec., 1912).

Wirra Wirra, Almaden to Forsayth, North Queensland, growing on a somewhat sandy-conglomerate formation which furnishes a more siliceous soil than that usually selected by Box trees. (R. H. Cambage, No. 3895, August, 1913.)




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“After the 115th mile-post was passed, an undescribed species of Eucalyptus appeared (E. Brownii Maiden and Cambage, these Proceedings, 1913, p. 215). The note made in the train conveys a general description of the tree, and reads:—`A narrow-leaved Box, seems distinct species, rough bark on branches, green leaves.' These trees were growing on a contorted, micaceous slate formation showing quartz, but they continued intermittently to Wirra Wirra, where the rock is sandstone, possibly Upper Cretaceous. This Box tree averages about 40 feet high, with small fruits, and according to Mr. Thomas Keller, of Wirra Wirra, has dark-red timber.” (R. H. Cambage in Journ. Roy. Soc. N.S.W., xlix, 413, 1915.)

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