A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia dallachiana
(Benth.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 451 (1995).
- Eucalyptus tessellaris var. dallachiana Benth.,
Fl. Austral. 3: 251 (1867).
- TYPE: Queensland, Rockhampton, J. Dallachy 171, 4 Jan 1863 (lecto MEL, fide Blake 1953). Type citation: 'Queensland, Bowman; Rockhampton, Dallachy.'
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery or dull, white to grey or pink,
shedding in short ribbons or 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. Adult
leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute or
acuminate, basally tapered, glossy, green to grey-green, thin, concolorous;
Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute to
obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound or simple, axillary;
Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered, irregular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels
Flowers: Buds ovoid to clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra patelliform or hemispherical, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical to ovoid, pedicellate, 3 locular. Calyptra
scar flat, 0.20.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Seeds regular and flattened,
patelliform and ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or
red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.