A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia flavescens
K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 455 (1995).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, 10.9 km N of Inverway on track to Duncan Highway, K.D. Hill 3528 & L. Stanberg, 30 Nov 1988 (holo NSW, iso CANB, DNA).
- Eucalyptus flavescens
(K.D.Hill & L.A.S.Johnson) Brooker, Austral. Syst. Bot. 13: 138 (2000).
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery or dull, white, 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 opposite to disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate or ovate, not
falcate, acute or obtuse, basally tapered or basally rounded, glossy, green,
thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins
obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered, irregular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra patelliform, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium
smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical to ovoid, pedicellate, 3 locular. 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.
Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.