A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia eximia
(Schauer) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 383 (1995).
- Eucalyptus elongata Link,
Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 30 (1822).
- TYPE: none cited. Occurrence given as "Hab. in Australia h. T." Link types were destroyed in Berlin (TL2).
- Eucalyptus eximia Schauer,
in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 925 (1843).
- TYPE: New South Wales, banks of the Grose River, R. Brown & Ferd. Bauer (Bennett 4776), Sep-Oct 1803 (holo W, iso BM, E, K, MEL, NSW). type citation: 'In Nova Hollandia olim leg. Ferd. Bauer.'
Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated (thick,soft), pale brown
to yellow-brown or orange. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands
absent. Cotyledons suborbicular.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 35, ovate, hispid
with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate leaves disjunct
early, ovate or elliptic to broad lanceolate, falcate, entire, dull grey green,
petiolate, 21 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad
lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick,
concolorous, 1020 cm long, 1.33 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened
or channelled, Petioles 1525 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse,
closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete to narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm
wide), 1030 mm long. Pedicels 0 mm long (sometimesto2).
Flowers: Buds clavate to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose,
1015 mm long, 68 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra
conical (slightlyrostrate), as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth.
Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate (slightly), pedicellate, 34
locular, 1320 mm long, 1015 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat,
0.20.5 mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. 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.
Occurrence: Locally abundant, in dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow
infertile soils on sandstone, often on steep slopes; from Howes Valley to
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Coast, or South Coast.