A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia porrecta
(S.T. Blake) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 270 (1959).
- Eucalyptus porrecta S.T. Blake,
Austral. J. Bot. 1(2): 251 (1953).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, near Koolpinyah, S.T. Blake 16951, 8 Sep 1946 (holo BRI, iso A, CANB, K, L, MEL, ? NSW).
Habit: Tree, Height to 18 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated, grey to pale brown.
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, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally
tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous, 1220 cm long, 3065 mm
wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 1825 mm long.
Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein distinct,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 1735 mm long.
Pedicels terete, 522 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to globose, not glaucous or pruinose, 1016
mm long, 810 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
patelliform or hemispherical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth.
Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose to ovoid or urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular,
1830 mm long, 1525 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.