A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus creta
L.A.S. Johnson & K.D. Hill, Telopea 4(2): 213 (1991).
- TYPE: Western Australia, 30 miles NE of Mt Ney, J.S. Beard 6371, 16 Sep 1970 (holo NSW).
- Eucalyptus darkeana ,
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey. 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
or broad lanceolate, not falcate, rounded or emarginate, basally tapered, dull,
glaucous, coriaceous, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early.
Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium or 2 times as long as
hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; striate, or ribbed. Hypanthium smooth.
Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Seeds
red. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.