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Eucalyptus cylindrocarpa

Eucalyptus cylindrocarpa Blakely, Key Eucalypts 116 (1934).
TYPE: Western Australia, Woodbine, 60 miles south of Coolgardie, J.B. Cleland 10, 12, 2 Sep 1926 (lecto NSW, here designated). This sheet carries a mixed collection, the portion bearing fruits being E. cylindrocarpa and thus representing the lectotype fide Brooker 1981 as here redefined.

Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box") or stringy, grey or grey-black, grey or grey-brown and grey or red-brown 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, narrow lanceolate, falcate, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters 7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds cylindrical and conical, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.

Distribution: W.A.

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