A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Corymbia xanthope
(A.R. Bean & Brooker) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson, Telopea 6: 277 (1995).
- Eucalyptus xanthope A. Bean & Brooker,
Austrobaileya 3(1): 39 (1989).
- TYPE: Queensland, Port Curtis: Bruce Highway, 0.5 km south of Glen Geddes siding, 23°02'S 150°16'E, A.R. Bean 753, 14 Feb 1988 (holo BRI, iso NSW).
Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent to smaller branches, tessellated, grey to pale
brown, dull, cream to grey (above), shedding in small polygonal flakes. 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, 9 cm
long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to lanceolate,
falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous, 1015
cm long, 1325 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles
1020 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse, closely spaced.
Intramarginal vein distinct, continuous.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 815 mm long. Pedicels terete,
28 mm long.
Flowers: Buds pyriform to turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose,
78 mm long, 56 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis.
Calyptra patelliform, 0.5 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium;
smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits urceolate, pedicellate, 4 locular, 1520 mm long,
1215 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.