A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus calcareana
Boomsma, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1(6): 361 (1979).
- TYPE: South Australia, 43 km along Eyre Highway W. of Nundroo, 31º29'S, 131º53'E, G.C. Cornwall 290, 11 Mar 1977 (holo AD, iso CANB)
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or pink. Pith glands
present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull or glossy, grey-green, thick, concolorous;
Petioles quadrangular. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles quadrangular.
Flowers: Buds pyriform or turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long
as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; striate. Hypanthium striate. Flowers
white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform. Disc depressed or flat or raised. Valves
rim-level or exserted. Seeds red. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same
colour as seed.
Distribution: W.A., or S.A.