A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus tenella
L.A.S. Johnson & K.D. Hill, Telopea 4(2): 249 (1991).
- TYPE: New South Wales, Central Tablelands: Capertee, L.A.S. Johnson, 30 Sep 1968 (holo NSW).
Habit: Tree, Height to 15 m high.
Bark: Bark persistent throughout, stringy, grey to red-brown.
Branchlets green. Pith glands absent; Bark glands absent. Cotyledons reniform.
Leaves: Intermediate leaves opposite or disjunct late, linear to
narrow lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green, petiolate, 26 cm long,
0.30.7 mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate, falcate, acute, basally
tapered, dull, green, thick or thin, concolorous, 512 cm long,
0.91.7 mm wide; Petioles narrowly flattened or channelled, Petioles
58 mm long. Lateral veins obscure, acute, moderately spaced.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
7-flowered to 11-flowered, regular. Peduncles terete, 36 mm long. Pedicels
angular, 01 mm long.
Flowers: Buds obovoid or fusiform, not glaucous or pruinose, 34
mm long, 1.52.5 mm diam. Calyx calyptrate; persisting to anthesis.
Calyptra hemispherical or conical, 2 times as long as hypanthium, as wide as
hypanthium; smooth. Hypanthium smooth. Flowers white, or cream.
Fruits: Fruits globose or hemispherical, sessile, 4 locular, 56
mm long, 57 mm diam. Disc flat. Valves rim-level or exserted. Chaff
cuboid, chaff same colour as seed.
Occurrence: Locally frequent; dry sclerophyll woodland on poor shallow
soils on rises.
Distribution: N.S.W. N.S.W. regions Central Tablelands, or Central