A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus melanoleuca
S.T. Blake, Austrobaileya 1: 6 (1976).
- TYPE: Queensland, 6-7 miles N of Yarraman, Blake 18975, 31 Jul 1952 (holo BRI, iso CANB, NSW, FRI, K).
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches or persistent to
smaller branches, "ironbark", grey-black, black. 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, acuminate, basally tapered, dull, green, thin, discolorous or
concolorous; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits ovoid. Disc depressed or flat. Valves enclosed. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.