A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus decurva
F. Muell., Fragm. 3: 130 (1863).
- TYPE: Western Australia, E of Porongerup, G. Maxwell (holo MEL, iso K, NSW). Cited as "In virgultis orientem versus a Perongerup (sic) Australiae occidentalis. Maxw."
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown or pink. Pith glands
absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, grey-green, thick, concolorous;
Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, pruinose. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early.
Calyptra patelliform or hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or clavate or ovoid. Disc depressed. Valves
enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.