A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- 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
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.