A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus dives
Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 926 (1843).
- TYPE: New South Wales, North of Bathurst, A. Cunningham 181, Oct 1822 (holo W?, iso BM, K, MEL).
- Eucalyptus amygdalina var. latifolia Deane & Maiden,
Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 10: 609 (1896).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Queanbeyan, J.D. Francis, 6.1886 (lecto NSW; here designated). This specimen (from Deane's Herbarium) was labelled E. amygdalina var. ? by Deane. No specimens labelled E. amygdalina var. latifolia that pre-date publication of the name can be found.14 localities were cited, but no type designated.
- Eucalyptus amygdalina var. dives. F. Muell. ex Maiden,
Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 1: 191 (1905).
- nom. nud. in syn.
Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or persistent to
smaller branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey to grey-brown, grey,
shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands
absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, ovate, straight, entire, dull
grey green to glaucous, sessile, 12 cm long, 7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct,
lanceolate or broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute or obtuse, basally rounded,
glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 715 cm long, 1.63.3 mm wide;
Petioles 1016 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more
than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to
3mm wide), 513 mm long. Pedicels terete, 25 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 46 mm long,
24 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
hemispherical (sometimes beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical or pyriform or ovoid,
pedicellate, 34 locular, 57 mm long, 57 mm diam. Disc flat or
raised. Valves rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Widespread and locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland
on poor shallow stony soils on rises.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions South Coast, or Northern
Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands, or South Western