A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus microtheca
F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 87 (1859).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, Victoria River, N.T., F. Mueller, Dec 1855 (holo MEL, iso BM, K, NSW). Cited as "Hab. In Nova Hollandia tropica non rara, planities fertiliores in habitans. Anth. vere."
- Eucalyptus brachypoda auct. non Turcz.,
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches
("box"), grey or grey-black, grey. 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, narrow
lanceolate to broad lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull,
grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or obovoid, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical and rostrate, 1 times as long
as hypanthium or 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc flat. Valves rim-level or exserted.
Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.
Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or S.A., or Qld, or N.S.W.