A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus chapmaniana
Cameron, Victorian Naturalist 64: 54 (1947).
- TYPE: Victoria, State Electricity Commission's private road to Pretty Valley, 2-3 miles above Bogong Township, A.K. Cameron, 2 Mar 1947 (holo MEL, iso BRI, K, NSW)
Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk to persistent on full trunk,
shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey-brown to red-brown, grey (above), shedding
in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands present.
Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, orbiculate, straight, entire,
glaucous, sessile, 9 cm long, 6 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acute, oblique or basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick,
concolorous, 1530 cm long, 24 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened
or channelled, Petioles 1835 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, acute,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide),
613 mm long. Pedicels terete, 04 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate or fusiform (short), glaucous, 610 mm
long, 35 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical
(beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or ovoid, sessile, 34 locular,
812 mm long, 811 mm diam. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Uncommon and scattered; grassy or shrubby woodland on
moderately fertile soils on steep slopes at high elevations.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions Southern Tablelands.