A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia brachycarpa
(D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 281 (1995).
- Eucalyptus brachycarpa D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr,
Eucalyptus 2: 223 (1987).
- TYPE: Queensland,Tree 3/2, Lochnagar Station, 27°50' 149°18', D. Manning, Dec. 1971-May 1972 (holo BRI. iso FRI [now CANB], MELB, K). The latitude and longitude cited are for a station of this name to the south of Surat, well outside the range of this species. The correct locality is a station of the same name to the east of Barcaldine, c. 23°37'S, 145°41'E.
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, grey to pale
brown, dull, cream to grey (above), shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith
glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 35, lanceolate to
ovate, hispid with bristle glands only, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct
early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green, petiolate, 9 cm
long, 7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally
tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous, 715 cm long, 1230 mm wide;
Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 1020 mm long. Lateral
veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 712 mm long. Pedicels terete,
512 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 56
mm long, 34 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
patelliform, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid, pedicellate, 4 locular, 1320 mm long,
1015 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.