A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus gamophylla
F. Muell., Fragm. 11: 40 (1878).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Mount Pyrten, Hamersley Range, J. Forrest (holo MEL). Cited as "In monte Pyrten tractus Hammersley-Range, altitudine 2,500' supra mare; J. Forrest."
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons
or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark glands present.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic, straight,
entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite, lanceolate, not
falcate, basally tapered, dull, glaucous, thick, concolorous; Petioles narrowly
flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx reduced to 4
teeth on hypanthium. Calyptra patelliform, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as
wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed or
Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or S.A., or Qld.