A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus propinqua
Deane & Maiden, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 10: 541 plate 43 (1895).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Stroud Rd., A. Rudder, 10 Feb 1893 (lecto NSW, here designated). Cited as "Range. - From the Hawkesbury River northwards at least as far as the Tweed River."
Habit: Tree, Height to 40 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, patchy, matte, grey or grey-brown,
shedding in large plates or flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark
glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate, straight,
entire, glossy green (pale), petiolate, 14 cm long, 3.5 mm wide. Adult leaves
disjunct, lanceolate, not falcate, acute, basally tapered, glossy, green (dark),
thick, discolorous, 814 cm long, 1.52.5 mm wide; Petioles narrowly
flattened or channelled, Petioles 1015 mm long. Lateral veins obscure,
obtuse, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 515 mm
long. Pedicels terete, 25 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or globose, not glaucous or pruinose, 45 mm
long, 34 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra hemispherical
or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical or conical, pedicellate, 34
locular, 25 mm long, 36 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves
exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally frequent; wet coastal forests on soils of low to
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central