A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus populnea
F. Muell., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3: 93 (1859).
- TYPE: Queensland, Wide Bay, J.T. Bidwill 76 (iso K)
- Eucalyptus populifolia Hook.,
Hooker's Icon. Pl. 9: t. 879 (1852).
- TYPE: Queensland, Wide Bay, J.T. Bidwill 76 (holo K)
- Eucalyptus micrantha auct. non DC.,
- nom. nud., in syn.;
Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent on trunk and larger branches, fibrous-flaky with
whitish patches ("box"), grey (with whitish patches), glossy, grey (above),
shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands
absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate to orbiculate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate, 11.5 cm long, 9.5 mm wide. Adult
leaves disjunct, broad lanceolate or elliptic or ovate or rhomboidal, not
falcate, acute or obtuse, basally rounded, glossy, green, thick, concolorous,
511 cm long, 27 mm wide; Petioles 1520 mm long. Lateral veins
prominent, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (c. 15), regular. Peduncles
terete, 511 mm long. Pedicels terete, 13 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate to ovoid, not glaucous or pruinose, 35 mm
long, 23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical
to conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical, pedicellate, 4 locular,
24 mm long, 25 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed or
rim-level. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Widespread; often dominant; grassy woodland on moderately
fertile loamy soils.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Western Slopes, or
Central Western Slopes, or South Western Slopes, or North Western Plains, or
South Western Plains, or North Far Western Plains, or South Far Western Plains.