A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus griffithsii
Maiden, J. Nat. Hist. Sci. Soc. Western Australia 3: 177 (1911).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Kalgoorlie, J.H. Maiden, Sep 1909 (holo NSW 47924, iso K, PERTH). Cited as "The type comes from Kalgoorlie, where, as a large tree, it is now scarce, because of the great demand for timber of every kind for the mines and for ordinary domestic purposes all over the Eastern Goldfields."
- Eucalyptus griffithsii var. angustiuscula Blakely,
Key Eucalypts 105 (1934).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Kalgoorlie, A. Meebold, Jun 1933 (lecto NSW; here designated). Although Blakely cited two localities, he gave details of collector for this one only, and this was also the specimen labelled "Type" by Blakely. Cited as "W.A. - Kalgoorlie, A. Meebold, June, 1933; Coolgardie."
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or red-brown. Pith glands
present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green or grey-green, thick,
concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, wider
than hypanthium; corrugated. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits campanulate. Disc depressed. Valves exserted. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.