A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus saligna
Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 285 (1797).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Port Jackson, J. White, 1794 (holo LINN, iso BM, G). No type was cited.
- Eucalyptus salicifolia Cav.,
Icon. 4: 24 (1797).
- TYPE: ex Nova Holandia, L. Nee 1793 (holo MA).
- Eucalyptus saligna var. protrusa Blakely & McKie,
Key Eucalypts 96 (1934).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Diehard State Forest, Glen Innes district, E.N. McKie s.n., 9 Jun 1932 (holo NSW)
- Eucalyptus lambertii Vilmorin Andrieux & Co. ex Maiden,
Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 28: 897 (1903).
- nom. nud.
Habit: Tree, Height to 50 m high.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk (short
stocking only), fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey to pale brown,
powdery, white or grey, shedding in short ribbons to shedding in large plates or
flakes. Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, ovate, straight, entire,
glossy green (to dark green), petiolate, 12 cm long, 5 mm wide. Adult leaves
disjunct, broad lanceolate, falcate (+/-), acute, basally tapered, glossy, green
(dark), thick, discolorous, 1017 cm long, 23 mm wide; Petioles
narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 1525 mm long. Lateral veins
obscure, obtuse, closely spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to
3mm wide), 418 mm long. Pedicels terete, 03 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid to cylindrical or fusiform, not glaucous or
pruinose, 58 mm long, 34 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; shedding early.
Calyptra conical (slightly beaked), 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or pyriform or campanulate, pedicellate or
sessile, 34 locular, 58 mm long, 47 mm diam. Disc depressed.
Valves exserted. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Widespread and abundant; in wet forests on soils of
moderate fertility; often on slopes.
Distribution: Qld, or N.S.W. N.S.W. regions North Coast, or Central
Coast, or South Coast, or Northern Tablelands.