A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia peltata
(Benth.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 381 (1995).
- Eucalyptus peltata Benth.,
Fl. Austral. 3: 254 (1867).
- TYPE: Queensland, Newcastle Ranges, F. Mueller, Oct 1856 (holo K, iso MEL, NSW). Type citation: 'Queensland. Porphyritic Mountains, Newcastle range, F. Mueller.'
- Eucalyptus melissiodora auct. non Lindl.,
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 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, elliptic to ovate or orbiculate, not falcate,
rounded and apiculate (sometimes), peltate, dull, green, thick, discolorous,
6090 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles
515 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced.
Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm
wide). Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium striate, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, 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.