A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia chartacea
K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 353 (1995).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, 'Ja Ja Camp' [Mudginberry Station, about 12°34'S 132°53'E], D.F. Blaxell 1816, 2 Dec 1980 (holo NSW, iso BRI, CANB, DNA)
- Eucalyptus chartacea
(K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson) Brooker, Austral. Syst. Bot. 13: 138 (2000).
Habit: Tree (small), Height to 6 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, red-brown or
grey-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, sessile. Adult leaves
opposite, elliptic to ovate or suborbiculate, not falcate, obtuse to rounded or
apiculate (sometimes), cordate, dull, grey-green, thin, concolorous, 615
cm long, 3065 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles
02 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal
vein distinct, continuous or looped.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 812 mm
long. Pedicels terete, 212 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose,
1116 mm long, 811 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis.
Calyptra patelliform, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers
cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 2430 mm long,
2030 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.