A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia maculata
(Hook.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 393 (1995).
- Eucalyptus maculata Hook.,
Icon. Pl. 7: 619 (1844).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Maitland, J. Backhouse 37, c. 1837 (holo K, iso NSW). type citation: 'Backh. mst. n. 37.'
Habit: Tree, Height to 45 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, dull or glossy, white to grey or pink or
cream, shedding in small polygonal flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands
present; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons suborbicular.
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, 23 cm long, 9.5 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to
lanceolate, not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, semi-glossy, green, thin,
concolorous, 1021 cm long, 1.53 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened
or channelled, Petioles 1525 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute or
obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 520 mm long. Pedicels terete,
37 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to obovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 811 mm
long, 67 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early, or calyptrate;
persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or rostrate, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate (slightly), pedicellate, 34
locular, 1014 mm long, 911 mm diam. Calyptra scar flat, 0.20.5
mm wide. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Seeds regular and flattened,
patelliform or ovoid, shallowly reticulate, dull to semi-glossy, red or
red-brown. Hilum terminal. Chaff linear, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Community dominant, in open forest on somewhat infertile
and drier sites on shales and slates.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or
Central Coast, or South Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Western