A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus acmenoides
Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 924 (1843).
- TYPE: New South Wales, beyond Castle Hill, A. Cunningham 20, 14 Jan 1817 (holo K, iso K, MEL).
- Eucalyptus pilularis var. acmenoides
(Schauer) Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 208 (1867).
- Eucalyptus triantha Link,
Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 30 (1822).
- TYPE: none cited. Occurrence given as "Hab. in Australia h. T." Link types were destroyed in Berlin (TL2).
Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high (sometimes 50).
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, stringy (prickly), grey to
red-brown. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate,
straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 13 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves
disjunct, lanceolate or broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, oblique or basally
tapered, glossy, green, thin, discolorous, 812 cm long, 1.52.5 mm
wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 815 mm long.
Lateral veins obscure, acute or obtuse, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly
flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 615 mm long. Pedicels terete, 26
Flowers: Buds ovoid to fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 57 mm
long, 34 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
conical or elongate acute, 2 times as long as hypanthium or 3 times as long as
hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical, pedicellate, 4 locular, 48 mm
long, 47 mm diam. Disc depressed or flat (narrow). Valves enclosed or
rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally frequent; wet sclerophyll forest or woodland on
deeper soils of moderate fertility and regular moisture.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central