A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus fastigata
Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 21: 809 (1897).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Tantawanglo Mountain, J.H. Maiden, Dec 1896 (lecto NSW, 2 sheets, fide Maiden, C.R. 7,1). Cited as "Tantawanglo Mountain, growing with E. obliqua and E. goniocalyx; Nimbo (head of the Queanbeyan River), mixed with stellate variety of E. goniocalyx; Braidwood district (Reidsdale, Irish Corner Mountain), with E. obliqua and E. goniocalyx."
- Eucalyptus regnans var. fastigata
(Deane & Maiden) Ewart, Fl. Victoria 829 (1931).
Habit: Tree, Height to 50 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, shortly fibrous
("peppermint") to stringy, red-brown to grey-brown, white to grey (above),
shedding in long ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands
absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate,
falcate, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 17 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves
disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acuminate or acute, oblique, glossy, green,
thick, discolorous or concolorous, 815 cm long, 1.52.7 mm wide;
Petioles 1015 mm long. Lateral veins prominent, very acute or acute,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary (often paired);
Umbellasters 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (15), regular. Peduncles
terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 414 mm long.
Pedicels terete, 12 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 46 mm long,
23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical
(often slightly beaked), 1 times as long as hypanthium or 2 times as long as
hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or
Fruits: Fruits conical or pyriform, pedicellate, 3 locular, 58
mm long, 47 mm diam. Disc flat or raised (slightly). Valves rim-level or
exserted. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally abundant; wet sclerophyll forest in cold wet areas
on fertile soils.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions Central Coast, or South
Coast, or Northern Tablelands, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands.