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Synonyms.

E. Stoneana F. M. Bailey in Queensland Agric. Journ., xxiii, p. 259 (1909) with two plates.

The type comes from Stannary Hills, North Queensland (Dr. T. L. Bancroft).

Mr. Bailey described it as follows:—

Bastard Gum-leafed Box of the locality. Plates 31 and 32. A large tree with a rather close, hard, persistent greyish bark, about ½ inch thickness. Wood, outer yellow, inner red. Branchlets angular, slender, and probably more or less glaucous when fresh. Leaves alternate, thin-coriaceous, 6 to 10½ inches long, from 7 lines to 3 inches wide, broadest and roundly-cuneate at the base, the apex blunt or acuminate; margins more or less repand, midrib alone prominent, principal parallel transverse nerves distant, but faint like the reticulate veins, the intra-marginal nerve always close to the edge of leaf. Oil-dots very numerous and minute. Petioles slender, from ½ to 1¼ inch long. Inflorescence axillary, panicles elongated, primary peduncles about 1 inch long, secondary 9 lines, irregularly angled, bearing umbels of from two to six flowers, often somewhat crowded at the end of the branchlets. Flowers, when fully expanded, about 1 inch diameter. Operculum thin, hemispherical, or with a very minute point. Stamens about 4 lines long, inflected in the bud, all fertile, in three irregular rows. Anthers globose, bursting at the top. Style slightly exserted, stigma peltate, scarcely larger than the style. Fruit oval-globose, including the pedicellate lower-half about 8 lines long, diameter about 4 lines at the top, the outside portion smoothish, the lower pedicel-like portion angular; rims thin, capsule deeply sunk, the top dome-shaped; cells four or five. Seed dark brown, bluntly triangular to thick cuneate and furrowed, about 1 line long.

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