A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Schauer, in Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 2, suppl. 1 924 (1843).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Bathurst, A. Cunningham 136, 1822 (holo W (?), iso BM, K). Cited as "Bathurst. - A. Cunn. Herb. no. 136/1822!"
- Eucalyptus ovalifolia R. Baker,
Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 25: 680 (1901).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Cow Flat, Bathurst, R.T. Baker, 10 Feb 1901 (lecto NSW, fide Maiden C.R. 2: 132). Cited as "Hab - Bathurst, Rylstone and Camboon (R.T. Baker); Hargraves (A.A. Sutton); Gerogery (L.Mann)." Baker had annotated a specimen with the locality of "Bylong" as Type, but as this locality was not cited in the protologue it can have no significance.
- Eucalyptus ovalifolia var. lanceolata R. Baker & H.G. Smith,
Res. Eucalypts 124 (1902).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Camboon, N of Rylestone, R.T. Baker NSW 19153, 10 Oct 1893 (lecto NSW; here designated). Cited as "Habitat: Camboon, Rylstone (R.T.B.), Hargraves (A.A. Sutton), Wellington, New South Wales." This specimen is one of several from this locality endorsed with the varietal name by Baker, whereas none from the other cited localities are so endorsed. The specimen bears leaves, buds and flowers.
Habit: Tree, Height to 25 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk to
persistent on trunk and larger branches, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches
("box"), grey (with whitish patches), white or grey (above), shedding in short
ribbons to shedding in small polygonal flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands
absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, orbiculate, straight,
entire, dull grey green to glaucous, petiolate, 6.5 cm long, 8 mm wide. Adult
leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or elliptic or ovate, not falcate, acute or
obtuse or rounded or emarginate, basally tapered, dull, grey-green or glaucous,
thick, concolorous, 49 cm long, 1.53.5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly
flattened or channelled, Petioles 1525 mm long. Lateral veins prominent,
very acute or acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 510 mm long. Pedicels
terete, 25 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate or fusiform (short), glaucous, 45
mm long, 23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra
hemispherical or conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical or cylindrical, pedicellate,
34 locular, 47 mm long, 36 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves
enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Widespread and abundant; grassy or sclerophyllous woodland
on light shallow soils.
Distribution: N.S.W. regions Northern Tablelands, or Central
Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands, or Central Western Slopes, or South Western