A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus desmondensis
Maiden & Blakely, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 59: 183 (1925).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Desmond, near Ravensthorpe, C.A. Gardner 2183, 18 May 1924 (holo NSW, iso PERTH. Figured by Maiden (C.R. 7, Plate 283, fig. 4).
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery, white. Pith glands present;
Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate
or elliptic, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, grey-green, thick,
concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more
than 11 flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds fusiform, glaucous or not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as
wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers yellow.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical or campanulate. Disc
depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.