A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus odontocarpa
F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 98 (1859).
- TYPE: Northern Territory, Sturt's Ck., F. Mueller, Feb 1856 (holo MEL, iso K). Cited as "Hab. In deserto arenoso ad rivum Sturt's Creek. Anth. autumno."
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, white or grey or grey-brown, shedding in
short ribbons or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark
glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic, straight,
entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves opposite or disjunct, narrow
lanceolate, falcate, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous. Lateral
veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx reduced to 4
teeth on hypanthium. Calyptra patelliform, 1 times as long as hypanthium,
narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical. Disc depressed. Valves rim-level or
Distribution: W.A., or N.T., or S.A.