A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia abbreviata
(Blakely & Jacobs) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 344 (1995).
- Eucalyptus abbreviata Blakely & Jacobs,
in Blakely, Key Eucalypts 77 (1934).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, about 20 miles [32 km] along Maranboy road from Katherine, M.R. Jacobs 105, 7.1933 (holo NSW, iso BRI, CANB). type citation: 'Dr. M.R. Jacobs, No. 105, July 1933'.
Habit: Tree (small), Height to 6 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, grey-brown or
red-brown. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves opposite, lanceolate to ovate, hispid with
simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves opposite,
lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate. Adult leaves
opposite (persistentjuveniles), broad lanceolate to elliptic or ovate, not
falcate, acute to obtuse or rounded, cordate, dull, grey-green, coriaceous or
thick, discolorous or concolorous, 716 cm long, 3080 mm wide;
Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 05 mm long. Lateral
veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, looped.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete (thick),
1525 mm long. Pedicels terete, 03 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 912
mm long, 68 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
patelliform, 0.330.5 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium;
smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular,
2033 mm long, 1729 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.20.5 mm
wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and laterally compressed,
cymbiform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red-brown. Hilum
terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.
Distribution: W.A., or N.T.