A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus drummondii
Benth., Fl. Austral. 3: 237 (1867).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Swan River, J. Drummond 2: 86, 1842 (lecto K, designated by Maiden (C.R. 2: 223), isolecto BM, CGE, W, E). Cited as "W. Australia. Between Swan River and King Georges Sound, Drummond, 2nd Coll. n. 86; also 5th coll." Figured by Maiden (C.R. 2, plate 74, fig. 6.)
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, powdery, white or grey. 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
or elliptic, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick,
concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or conical, glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium,
wider than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic,
linear and cuboid.