A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus sieberi
L.A.S. Johnson, Contrib. New South Wales Nat. Herb. 3(3): 125 (1962).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Blackheath, J.H. Maiden 4.1899 (holo NSW 54047)
Habit: Tree, Height to 30 m high (sometimes 45).
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk or persistent on trunk and larger
branches, shortly fibrous ("peppermint") (compact), grey-brown to brown-black,
grey or white (above), shedding in long ribbons to shedding in short ribbons.
Branchlets glaucous, or pruinose. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, broad lanceolate to ovate,
falcate to straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate, 17 cm long, 7.5 mm
wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, oblique or basally
tapered, glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 915 cm long, 1.22.8 mm
wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles 1318 mm long.
Lateral veins obscure, very acute or acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered to more than 11 flowered (15), regular. Peduncles
narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide), 816 mm long. Pedicels terete,
14 mm long.
Flowers: Buds clavate, not glaucous or pruinose, 47 mm long,
34 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 conical or pyriform, pedicellate, 34 locular,
811 mm long, 79 mm diam. Disc raised or flat (slightly). Valves
enclosed or rim-level. Chaff cuboid, chaff distinctly different in colour from
Occurrence: Locally dominant; wet or dry sclerophyll forest or
woodland on shallow soils of low to medium fertility on rises.
Distribution: N.S.W., or Vic., or Tas. N.S.W. regions Central Coast,
or South Coast, or Central Tablelands, or Southern Tablelands.