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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Eucalypteae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: Eucalyptus kenneallyi

Eucalyptus kenneallyi K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson

Eucalyptus kenneallyi, commonly known as Kenneally's white gum,[2] is a species of tree that is endemic to two small islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. It has smooth bark, lance-shaped adult leaves, flower buds in groups of seven, white flowers and cylindrical fruit.


Eucalyptus kenneallyi is a tree that typically grows to a height of 8 m (26 ft) and forms a lignotuber. It has smooth white to brownish bark that is shed in large plates or flakes. The adult leaves are the same shade of green on both sides, lance-shaped, 60–110 mm (2.4–4.3 in) long and 7–20 mm (0.28–0.79 in) wide on a petiole 10–23 mm (0.39–0.91 in) long. The flower buds are arranged in leaf axils, usually in groups of seven, on an unbranched peduncle 3–5 mm (0.12–0.20 in) long, the individual buds on pedicels 1–2 mm (0.039–0.079 in) long. Mature buds are oval to club-shaped, 6–7 mm (0.24–0.28 in) long and about 3 mm (0.12 in) wide with a conical operculum. The flowers are white or cream-coloured and the fruit is a woody, cylindrical capsule 4–5 mm (0.16–0.20 in) long and about 3 mm (0.12 in) wide.[3][4][5]
Taxonomy and naming

Eucalyptus kinneallyi was first formally described in 2000 by Ken Hill and Lawrie Johnson from a specimen collected by Kevin Kinneally on Storr Island. The description was published in the journal Telopea.[4][6] The specific epithet honours Kevin Francis Kenneally.[3]
Distribution and habitat

Kenneally's white gum is only known from Storr and Koolan Islands near the north Kimberley coast, where it grows in thin sandy soils on hard siliceous outcrops.[3][4]
Conservation status

This eucalypt is classified as "Priority One" by the Government of Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife[5] meaning that it is known from only one or a few locations which are potentially at risk.[7]
See also

List of Eucalyptus species


"Eucalyptus kinneallyi". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
"Eucalypts of Northern Australia: ecological & conservation values. A Summary" (PDF). Kimberley to Cape. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
"Eucalyptus kinneallyi". Euclid: Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
Hill, Kenneth D.; Johnson, Lawrence A.S. (2000). "Systematic studies in the eucalypts. 10. New tropical and subtropical eucalypts from Australian and New Guinea". Telopea. 8 (4): 518–519. doi:10.7751/telopea20002007.
"Eucalyptus kenneallyi". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Eucalyptus kinneallyi". APNI. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
"Conservation codes for Western Australian Flora and Fauna" (PDF). Government of Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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