Sorry for the delay, it was busy here in the Tasmania of the North for some days. Yes I saw the post in the other thread Funny, we were thinking the same at once! That is good sign.
I think your wild guessing may be right! One of the photos Benoit took of the purported E. vernicosa at Villa Thuret gives quite good hints of a link to Kartzoffiana. Will edit it and share it as soon as time permits.
If it is the case, then the trees should not be older than 35 years if originally labeled as that and then renamed to E. vernicosa for some reason.
If they are way older, and the other trees labeled as E. kartzoffiana at Villa Thuret are younger than 35 years, what may have happened is they entered the collection with different seed names, they looked a bit different after some time and someone thought they were different species.
For places like Villa Thuret, the good part is that quite probably there are records of what was planted when, and where seed came from. Which is good for eucalypt detectives
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