A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus racemosa
Cav., Icon. 4: 24 (1797).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Botany Bay, L. Nee 1793 (holo MA, iso MEL). No type was cited.
- Eucalyptus micrantha DC.,
Prodr. 3: 217 (1828).
- TYPE: New Holland, F.W. Sieber 497, 1825 (holo G, iso BM, G, W). Cited as "Sieb! plant. exs. n. 497."
- Eucalyptus haemastoma auct. non Sm.,
- Eucalyptus haemastoma var. micrantha ,
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, with scribbles, white or grey or yellow,
shedding in short ribbons. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands
absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate, falcate,
entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate to
lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick,
concolorous, 715 cm long, 11.5 mm wide; Petioles 1015 mm long.
Lateral veins obscure, very acute or acute, widely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
11-flowered to more than 11 flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or
angular (to 3mm wide), 712 mm long. Pedicels terete, 46 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 35 mm long,
23 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis. Calyptra
hemispherical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than hypanthium or as
wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits pyriform or ovoid, pedicellate, 4 locular, 45 mm
long, 57 mm diam. Disc flat or raised. Valves enclosed or rim-level. Chaff
cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on shallow
infertile sandy soil on sandstone.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Coast.