A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia arenaria
(Blakely) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 274 (1995).
- Eucalyptus arenaria Blakely,
Key Eucalypts 81 (1934).
- TYPE: Western Australia, King Edward River, C.A. Gardner 1502, 31 July 1921 (holo NSW, iso BRI, PERTH). Type citation: 'W.A. - King Edward's River.' 'C.A. Gardner, No. 1501, 31st July, 1921.' The '2' on Gardner's label was misread in copying as 1 in Blakely's citation.
Habit: Tree, Height to 6 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches to persistent to
smaller branches, tessellated or shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), red-brown or
grey-brown, dull, cream to grey-brown (above), shedding in small polygonal
flakes. Branchlets red. 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, 8 cm long, 30 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad
lanceolate, falcate (sometimes), acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green,
thin, discolorous (slightly), 612 cm long, 826 mm wide; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 1018 mm long. Lateral veins
obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 412 mm long. Pedicels terete,
1.56 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform to conical, not glaucous or pruinose, 34
mm long, 23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
conical, 0.75 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 915
mm long, 713 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.