A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus kingsmillii
(Maiden) Maiden & Blakely, in Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 8: 43 (1929).
- Eucalyptus pyriformis var. kingsmillii Maiden,
J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 52: 508 (1919).
- TYPE: Western Australia, close to a mining camp called Mount Keith, about 160 miles north of Leonora, W. Kingsmill, Jul 1918 (holo NSW, iso CANB, K).
Bark: Bark persistent on lower trunk or persistent on full trunk,
shortly fibrous ("peppermint") (or scaly), grey or grey-brown, grey and
grey-brown. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow
lanceolate to broad lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull,
grey-green, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds globose and rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical or conical and rostrate, 3
times as long as hypanthium, wider than hypanthium; ribbed. Hypanthium ribbed.
Flowers yellow, or red.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.
Distribution: W.A., or S.A.