A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus pileata
Blakely, Key Eucalypts 120 (1934).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Desmond, near Ravensthorpe, J. H. Maiden, Nov 1909 (holo NSW, iso BM, FRI, K, PERTH)
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or grey-brown or brown. 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,
not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins prominent, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds turbinate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, wider
than hypanthium; corrugated. Hypanthium smooth, or striate. Flowers white, or
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc depressed. Valves rim-level or
exserted. Seeds red. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as
Distribution: W.A., or S.A.