A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus formanii
C. Gardner, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 27: 186 (1941).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Die Hardy Range, near Mt. Jackson (?check loc.), F.G. Forman & R.S. Matheson, Jul 1940 (holo PERTH, iso NSW).
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk or persistent on full trunk,
shortly fibrous ("peppermint"), grey, grey or grey-brown or brown. Pith glands
absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, elliptic, straight, crenate,
glaucous, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, linear, not falcate, acuminate or
acute, basally tapered, dull, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or hemispherical. Disc flat or raised.
Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.