A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus dolichocera
L.A.S. Johnson & K.D. Hill, Telopea 8(2): 196 (1999).
- TYPE: Western Australia, 34 km S of Wannoo, NW coastal Highway (27°30'S, 114°40'E), D.F. Blaxell W75/110 & M.I.H. Brooker, 9 Oct 1975 (holo NSW, iso CANB, PERTH).
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk or persistent on full trunk,
shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey, grey or grey-brown. Pith glands absent;
Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm
Flowers: Buds rostrate or urceolate, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra rostrate, 1 times as long as hypanthium, wider than
hypanthium; striate. Hypanthium striate. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid or urceolate. Disc depressed. Valves exserted.
Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.