A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus buprestium
F. Muell., Fragm. 3: 57 (1862).
- TYPE: Western Australia, S of Kojonerup, G. Maxwell (syn MEL), near Helena Peak [?Ellen Peak], G. Maxwell (syn MEL), near Salt R., G. Maxwell (syn MEL). Cited as "In planitiebus arenosis austrum versus a Kojoneerup; ad montem Helen's Peak; ad flumina Salt River et Palinup River Novae Hollandiae austro-occidentalis. G. Maxw."
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown. Pith glands present;
Bark glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate, falcate,
entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate,
falcate or not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick,
concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm
Flowers: Buds obovoid or clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as
hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits globose. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff cuboid.