A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus brevipes
Brooker, Nuytsia 5(3): 365 (1986).
- TYPE: Western Australia, c. 200 metres south of Cunderin Hill (30 º38'S, 118º29'E), 20 July 1983, M.I.H. Brooker 8242 (holo PERTH, iso FRI, NSW, AD, MEL, K).
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, fibrous-flaky with whitish
patches ("box") or stringy, grey, grey or copper or salmon or orange. Pith
glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, linear, not
falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral
veins obscure, very acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves
enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.