A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia ellipsoidea
(D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 306 (1995).
- Eucalyptus ellipsoidea D.J. Carr & S.G.M. Carr,
Eucalyptus 2: 299 (1988).
- TYPE: Queensland, near Campbell Road, NW [actually SW of] Atherton17°19'S 145°13'E, S.G.M. Carr 1629, 31 May 1971 (holo BRI, iso, CANB ex FRI, K, QRS).
Habit: Tree, Height to 12 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk to persistent to smaller branches,
tessellated, red-brown, dull, white to cream or grey or pink (above), shedding
in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons
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, linear to narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acute or
acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, discolorous or concolorous;
Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled (sometimes). Lateral veins obscure,
obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein confluent with margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform or conical, narrower than
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular. 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.