A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus balladoniensis
Brooker, Nuytsia 2(2): 103 fig. 1, 2 (1976).
- TYPE: Western Australia, locality uncertain (holo PERTH). Cited as "80 km by road south of Zanthus towards Balladonia (31º37'S, 123º53'E); M.I.H. Brooker 2471, 13 Feb 1970"
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") or
"ironbark", grey or black. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous;
Petioles quadrangular. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.