A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia leichhardtii
(Bailey) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 370 (1995).
- Eucalyptus leichhardtii Bailey,
Queensland Agric. J. 16: 493 (1906).
- TYPE: Queensland, near Alice, Central Railway, W. Pagan (holo BRI, iso G, K, MEL, NSW). Type citation: 'Hab.: Near Alice, Central Railway (Received from Mr. Wm. Pagan,...'
Habit: Tree, Height to 18 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated (thick,soft), pale brown
to yellow-brown or orange. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons
Leaves: Juvenile leaves disjunct from node 35, lanceolate to
ovate, hispid with simple hairs and bristle glands, petiolate. Intermediate
leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to elliptic, straight, entire, dull green,
petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate or not falcate, acute or
acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins
obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, narrower than hypanthium or
as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3 locular, 915
mm long. 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.