A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus megacornuta
C. Gardner, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 27: 184 (1842).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Coolgardie district, towards Ravensthorpe, C.A. Gardner, 9 Nov 1935 (holo PERTH, iso CANB).
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey-brown. Pith glands present; Bark
glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate
or elliptic, not falcate, rounded, basally tapered, dull, green, thick,
concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles broadly flattened.
Flowers: Buds rostrate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra elongate acute or rostrate, 3 times as long as
hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; rugose. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers yellow, or
Fruits: Fruits campanulate. Disc raised. Valves exserted. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.