A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus haemastoma
Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 286 (1797).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, J. White, 1794 (holo Linn, iso G). Type: None cited.
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, with scribbles, white or grey or yellow,
shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands
absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate, falcate, entire,
dull grey green, petiolate, 22 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct,
lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green
or grey-green, thick, concolorous, 1215 cm long, 1.54 mm wide;
Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 1020 mm long. Lateral
veins obscure, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
11-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or
angular (to 3mm wide), 1225 mm long. Pedicels terete, 36 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 68 mm
long, 45 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers cream, or yellow.
Fruits: Fruits conical or pyriform, pedicellate, 4 locular, 69
mm long, 69 mm diam. Disc flat or raised (slightly). Valves enclosed or
rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow
infertile sandy soil on sandstone.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central Coast.