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Varieties.

— In B.Fl. iii, 210, Bentham has a variety minor (of Eucalyptus leucoxylon).

Flowers rather smaller and often more numerous at the ends of the branches. This variety seems almost to pass into melliodora.-Parrainatta (W. Woolls).

I have seen the original and it is Eucalyptus sideroxylon, with rather smaller flowers than the type. But inasmuch as the species varies much in the size of the flowers, some being even smaller than those of the so-called variety minor, it seems a pity to perpetuate it. The specimen is also called "variety rubriflora" on the label, but since the colour of the flowers of many individual trees of this species varies from year to year, this name is unfortunate also.

Variety pallens, Benth., of leucoxylon (B.Fl., iii. 210).

Leaves not so coriaceous and whitish.

This form is really an Ironbark, and therefore a variety of sideroxylon. For example, "Mountain Ironbark," Upper llunter (H. Deane) ; also head of Gwydir (Leichhardt). Sometimes this variety pallens has been labelled "Eucalyptus paniculata variety."

The following may be classed with the same variety, but they are too coriaceous to be typical. — "Silver-leaved Ironbark," New England (W. Woolls); "leaves very broadly lanceolate, whitish," Murrumbo (R. T. Baker). The collection of fruits of these may, however, show that these specimens really belong to sideropliloia, Benth., var: glauca, Deane and Maiden.

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