A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia kombolgiensis
(Brooker & Dunlop) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 414 (1995).
- Eucalyptus kombolgiensis Brooker & Dunlop,
Austral. For. Res. 8: 212, fig. 7 (1978).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, Mt. Brockman, Koongarra Jump-up, C.R. Dunlop 4625, 6 Dec 1977 (holo CANB ex FRI, iso BRI, CANB, DNA ex NT, DNA, K, NSW).
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk (patchy),
tessellated, grey to grey-black, dull, grey and white or green (above), 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 disjunct, linear to narrow lanceolate, not falcate, acuminate, basally
tapered, dull, green, thin, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or
channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein
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, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or 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.