A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus pruinifera
L.A.S. Johnson & Blaxell, ms ().
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk,
fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box") (shedding irregularly), grey-brown,
grey or yellow, shedding in short ribbons to shedding in large plates or flakes.
Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons obreniform
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite, ovate to broad lanceolate,
straight, entire, glaucous, sessile, 7 cm long, 4 mm wide. Adult leaves
disjunct, narrow lanceolate or lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered,
dull, green or grey-green or yellow-green, thick, concolorous, 815 cm
long, 11.8 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles
1022 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 710 mm
long. Pedicels terete, 410 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid, glaucous, 814 mm long, 56 mm diam.
Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra conical or rostrate, 1 times
as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth.
Flowers white, or cream, or pink, or red.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, pedicellate, 45
locular, 811 mm long, 810 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed.
Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Localised in NSW; grassy woodland on moderately fertile
loamy or alluvial soils.
Distribution: S.A., or N.S.W., or Vic. N.S.W. regions South Far