The Eucalypts
***
Icons
of the
Australian
Bush
EucaLink         A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
Eucalyptus dives

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, 7–15 cm long, 1.6–3.3 mm wide; Petioles 10–16 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 5–13 mm long. Pedicels terete, 2–5 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 4–6 mm long, 2–4 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, 3–4 locular, 5–7 mm long, 5–7 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 Slopes.

Introduction
The Eucalypt Plant
Distribution
Ecology
Evolution
Classification
The species
Identification
 
Eucalypt Links
Eucalypt Folklore
Eucalypts in Gardens
 
E-mail us