A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus spathulata
Hook., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 7 t. 611 (1844).
- TYPE: Western Australia, Swan River Colony, J. Drummond 5: suppl. 20 (holo K). Cited as "Hab. Swan River. Jas. Drummond, (Suppl. Coll. n. 20)."
- Eucalyptus occidentalis var. spathulata Maiden,
J. Nat. Hist. Sci. Soc. Western Australia 3(2): 188 (1911).
Habit: Tree or Mallee.
Bark: Bark smooth throughout, grey or red-brown. Pith glands present;
Bark glands absent. Cotyledons bisected.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, elliptic to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, linear or
narrow lanceolate, not falcate, obtuse or rounded, basally tapered, glossy,
grey-green, thin, concolorous. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles narrowly flattened or angular (to 3mm wide).
Flowers: Buds cylindrical, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx calyptrate;
shedding early. Calyptra conical, 3 times as long as hypanthium, narrower than
hypanthium or as wide as hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white,
Fruits: Fruits hemispherical. Disc flat or raised. Valves exserted.
Chaff dimorphic, linear and cuboid.