A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia intermedia
(R. Baker) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 247 (1995).
- Eucalyptus intermedia R. Baker,
Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 23: 674 (1900).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Ballina, W. Baeuerlen 314, June 1891 (lecto NSW, isolecto NSW, BRI, fide Maiden CR 4: 253). Type citation: 'Hab. - Ballina (W. Baeuerlen); Richmond and Clarence Rivers (Rev. Dr. Woolls); Barney's Wharf, Cambewarra (W. Baeuerlen, P. MacPherson).' The Cambewarra specimens cited belong to C. gummifera.
Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, red-brown to
grey-brown. Branchlets green. Pith glands present; Bark glands absent.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 35, lanceolate to
ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate
leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate, straight, entire, glossy green,
petiolate, 18 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad
lanceolate or ovate, not falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered or basally
rounded, glossy, green, thick, discolorous, 815 cm long, 1530 mm
wide; Petioles 820 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely
spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 1018 mm long. Pedicels terete,
214 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose, 68 mm
long, 34 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
hemispherical or conical, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth.
Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 34 locular,
1021 mm long, 816 mm diam. 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.
Occurrence: Locally abundant, in coastal forests on soils of medium
fertility; north from Gloucester.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast.