A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia torelliana
(F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 385 (1995).
- Eucalyptus torelliana F. Muell.,
Fragm. 10: 106 (1877).
- TYPE: Queensland, near Trinity Bay, E. Fitzalan, 1877 (holo MEL). type citation: 'Prope portum Trinity-Bay; Fitzalan.'
Habit: Tree, Height to 25 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk, tessellated
or stringy, grey, dull or glossy, grey and green (above), shedding in small
polygonal flakes. 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 or broad lanceolate, falcate or not
falcate, acute or acuminate, basally tapered or basally rounded, dull, green,
thin, discolorous. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse, closely spaced. Intramarginal
vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose to urceolate, sessile, 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.