A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia terminalis
(F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 323 (1995).
- Eucalyptus corymbosa var. terminalis F. Muell. ex Bailey,
Queensland Woods 44 (1886).
- Eucalyptus pyrophora Benth.,
Fl. Austral. 3: 257 (1867).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, Upper Victoria River, F. Mueller 856 (lecto K, isolecto MEL, fide Maiden CR 4: 320). Type citation: 'N. Australia. Nichol Bay, Gregory's Expedition; Upper Victoria River and Depot Creek, F. Mueller, also with rather smaller flowers, Depuech Island, Bynoe'.
- Eucalyptus terminalis var. carnosa Bailey,
Queensland Agric. J. 15: 898 (1905).
- TYPE: Queensland, Darling Downs, Blake (?), Rockhampton, Edgar (?), Central Railway Line 74 miles from Rockhampton, Pagan (?)
- Eucalyptus terminalis F. Muell.,
J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 89 (1859).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, Arnhem Land, F. Mueller, July 1856 (holo MEL, iso K). Figured by Blake (1953), plate 13, fig. 1. Blake discussed this typification, which was not specified by Mueller.
Habit: Tree, Height to 18 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk to persistent to smaller branches,
tessellated, red-brown or grey-brown, dull, grey-brown or red-brown (above).
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 to broad lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, basally
tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or
channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal vein
confluent with margin.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, narrower
than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular. 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.
Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.