A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia watsoniana
(F. Muell.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 378 (1995).
- Eucalyptus watsoniana F. Muell.,
Fragm. 10: 98 (1877).
- TYPE: Queensland, in mountains near Wigton, T.W. Watson, 1876 (holo MEL, iso K). Type citation: 'In montibus prope Wigton; Th. Wentworth Watson.'
Habit: Tree, Height to 18 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, narrow lanceolate, straight, entire, dull green,
petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate or not
falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous,
1225 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles
1020 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse, closely spaced.
Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or
angular (to 3mm wide). Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds obovoid to pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, wider than hypanthium;
smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid to urceolate, pedicellate, 3 locular, 1925
mm long. 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.