A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus rossii
R. Baker & H.G. Smith, Res. Eucalypts 70 (1902).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Bungendore, W. Baeuerlen, Feb 1899 (lecto NSW; here designated). The localities cited for material for oil distillation are "Cow Flat,Bathurst,N.S.W., 4th March 1901,"and "Bungendore, N.S.W, 3rd March, 1899." No specimens corresponding to the above citations can be located, but Baker & Smith apparently often used all of the collected material for oil distillation. The selected Lectotype was annotated E. rossii by Baker, and is from one of the cited localities.
- Eucalyptus haemastoma var. micrantha ,
Habit: Tree, Height to 20 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, with scribbles, white 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 or
lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thin,
concolorous, 815 cm long, 0.81.3 mm wide; Petioles narrowly
flattened or channelled, Petioles 1020 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 terete or narrowly
flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 710 mm long. Pedicels terete, 25
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, as wide as hypanthium; smooth.
Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, pedicellate, 4 locular. Disc
flat or raised. Valves rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Widespread and locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland
on poor shallow stony soils on rises.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Northern Tablelands, or Central
Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands, or North Western Slopes, or Central Western
Slopes, or South Western Slopes.