A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus argillacea
W.V. Fitzg. in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 4: 132 (1920).
- TYPE: Western Australia, base of Mt. House, W.V. Fitzgerald 692, May 1905 (holo NSW 10107, iso PERTH).
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches
("box"), grey, grey. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow
lanceolate to broad lanceolate, not falcate, obtuse, basally tapered, dull,
green or grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins prominent, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds pyriform or turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as
wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits conical or turbinate. Disc flat. Valves exserted. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.
Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or Qld.