A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus erythrocorys
F. Muell., Fragm. 2: 33 (1860).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Murchison R., A. Oldfield (holo MEL, iso K). Cited as "Ad flumen Murchison et sinum squalorum versus in planitibus petraeis. A. Oldfield."
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or grey-brown, shedding in
short ribbons or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark
glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic, straight,
entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite, narrow lanceolate,
falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds pyriform or clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
reduced to 4 teeth on hypanthium. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as
hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; ribbed. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers yellow.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate, pedicellate. Disc raised. Valves exserted.