A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus similis
Maiden, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 47: 90 (1913).
- TYPE: Queensland, desert country W of Emerald, G.H. Carr, March 1908 (holo NSW, iso CANB, K).
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, tessellated or fibrous-flaky with
whitish patches ("box"), yellow-brown or orange, brown or yellow, shedding in
short ribbons or shedding in small polygonal flakes. Pith glands present; Bark
glands present. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic, straight,
entire, dull grey green, sessile. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate or
not falcate, acuminate, basally tapered, glossy, green or grey-green, coriaceous
or thick, discolorous, 999 cm long, 999 mm wide; Petioles 999 mm long. Lateral
veins obscure, obtuse.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete or narrowly flattened or angular (to
3mm wide), 999 mm long. Pedicels 999 mm long.
Flowers: Buds ovoid or clavate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
reduced to teeth on corolline calyptra. Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 1
times as long as hypanthium or 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium striate, or ribbed. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or ovoid or urceolate, pedicellate, 999 mm
long, 999 mm diam. Disc depressed. Valves rim-level or exserted.