A Web Guide to the Eucalypts
- Eucalyptus torquata
Luehm., Victorian Naturalist 13: 147 (1897).
- TYPE: Western Australia, in the neighborhood of Coolgardie; W.A. Macpherson (holo MEL, iso K)
Bark: Bark persistent on full trunk or persistent on trunk and larger
branches, fibrous-flaky with whitish patches ("box"), grey-black, grey or black.
Pith glands present; Bark glands present. Cotyledons obreniform (bilobed).
Leaves: Intermediate leaves disjunct early, lanceolate to ovate,
straight, entire, dull grey green, petiolate. Adult leaves disjunct, lanceolate,
falcate, acute, basally tapered, dull, grey-green, thick, concolorous; Petioles
quadrangular or narrowly flattened or channelled. Lateral veins obscure, acute.
Inflorescences: Conflorescence simple, axillary; Umbellasters
3-flowered to 7-flowered. Peduncles terete.
Flowers: Buds rostrate or urceolate, not glaucous or pruinose. Calyx
calyptrate; shedding early. Calyptra rostrate, 3 times as long as hypanthium,
wider than hypanthium; corrugated. Hypanthium striate. Flowers white, or pink,
Fruits: Fruits cylindrical. Disc depressed. Valves enclosed. Chaff
dimorphic, linear and cuboid.