A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus badjensis
de Beuzev. & Welch, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 58: 177 Plate 8,9 (1924).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Over main range from head of Big Badja river, 4,000 feet elevation, W.A.W. de Beuzeville, 1.1924 (holo NSW).
Habit: Tree, Height to 40 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"),
grey to grey-brown, white or grey or grey-brown or green (above), shedding in
long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present.
Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, lanceolate (cordate), straight,
entire, dull green, sessile, 8 cm long, 2 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow
lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, green, thick, concolorous,
820 cm long, 0.71.5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or
channelled, Petioles 612 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, moderately
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide),
25 mm long. Pedicels terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 36 mm long,
23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical (often
beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate, sessile, 34 locular, 35 mm
long, 35 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic,
linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally frequent but restricted; wet forest on relatively
fertile soils on the high eastern fall of the tablelands.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Southern Tablelands.