A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus shirleyi
Maiden, Crit. Revis. Eucalyptus 6: 425 (1923).
- TYPE: Queensland, Stannary Hills, North Queensland, T.L. Bancroft, Dec 1908 (holo NSW, iso BRI).
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, "ironbark", grey-black, grey or
black. Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves opposite, orbiculate,
rounded, cordate, dull, glaucous, thick, concolorous. Lateral veins prominent,
Inflorescences: Conflorescence compound, terminal or axillary;
Umbellasters 3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular
(to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds ovoid or fusiform, glaucous. Calyx calyptrate; shedding
early. Calyptra conical, 1 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as hypanthium;
smooth. Hypanthium smooth, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical or ovoid or urceolate. Disc depressed.
Valves enclosed. Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.