A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus brachyandra
F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 97 (1859).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, Upper Victoria River, F. Mueller, Dec 1855 (holo MEL, iso K, NSW).
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, shortly fibrous
("peppermint") or stringy, grey or grey-brown, grey or grey-brown. Pith glands
present; Bark glands present.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate, falcate,
entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite or disjunct, elliptic or
ovate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally tapered, dull, green or
grey-green, thin, discolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled.
Lateral veins prominent, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or pyriform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
reduced to 4 teeth on hypanthium. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as
long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers
white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed.
Distribution: W.A., or N.T.