A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia erythrophloia
(Blakely) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 304 (1995).
- Eucalyptus erythrophloia Blakely,
Key Eucalypts 80 (1934).
- TYPE: Queensland, the old battery, Eidsvold, T.L. Bancroft, Sep 1919 (lecto NSW 10065, fide Carr & Carr 1985: 30)
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk to persistent to smaller branches,
tessellated, red-brown, dull, grey or pink (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. Adult
leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally
tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, discolorous or concolorous, 917 cm long,
2035 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled (sometimes),
Petioles 1025 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced.
Intramarginal vein confluent with margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 715 mm long. Pedicels
terete, 58 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 58 mm long,
46 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra patelliform
or conical, 0.250.33 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 1320 mm long,
1015 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.20.5 mm wide. Disc depressed.
Valves enclosed. Seeds regular or laterally compressed, cymbiform or ovoid,
shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff
linear, chaff same colour as seed.