A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia cliftoniana
(W.V. Fitzg.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 337 (1995).
- Eucalyptus pontis D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr,
Eucalyptus 1: 88 (1985).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, 1.25 km past Victoria River bridge, on Timber Creek road, 15°36'S 131°07'E, D. Boland J 1296, 3 June 1972 (holo CANB ex FRI).
- Eucalyptus cliftoniana W.V. Fitzg.,
in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 4: 209 (1919).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Mount Anderson, Grant Range, W.V. Fitzgerald, Aug 1906 (holo NSW, iso BM). Type citation: 'Mount Anderson, Grant Range (W.V.F.).'
Habit: Tree or Mallee (oftenstraggly), Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout or persistent to smaller branches,
tessellated, red-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 simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate
leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green,
petiolate, 511 cm long, 3060 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct,
lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull,
grey-green, thick, concolorous, 814 cm long, 1026 mm wide; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 2025 mm long. Lateral veins
obscure, acute, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 812 mm long. Pedicels
terete, 38 mm long.
Flowers: Buds globose, not glaucous or pruinose, 48 mm long,
35 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
hemispherical or conical, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth and scurfy. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose, sessile, 4 locular, 1525 mm long,
1525 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.