A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia abergiana
(F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 244 (1995).
- Eucalyptus abergiana F. Muell.,
Fragm. 11: 41 (1878).
- TYPE: Queensland, Coast Range, Rockingham Bay, J. Dallachy 21, s.n. (syn MEL, isosyn K, NSW). Type citation: 'In vicinia sinus Rockingham's Bay ad montes; Dallachy.'
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout or persistent to smaller branches,
tessellated, grey-brown to red-brown, dull, grey to cream (above), shedding in
small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 35, lanceolate to
ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate
leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green,
petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or ovate, falcate or not
falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered or basally rounded, dull, green or
grey-green, thick, discolorous, 812 cm long, 2550 mm wide; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 2030 mm long. Lateral veins
prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or
angular (to 3mm wide), 1030 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 1015 mm long,
68 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform
or hemispherical, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium rugose. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose to ovoid or urceolate, sessile, 4 locular,
1832 mm long, 1524 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.20.5 mm
wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular or laterally compressed,
cymbiform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red-brown. Hilum
terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.