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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Myrtaceae | Eucalyptus

5. Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden, Cat. Timbers Queensland (London Exhib.). 25. 1862.

大桉 da an

Trees, large. Bark at base of trunk rough and flaky, apically silvery white, smooth, and gradually exfoliating. Branchlets grayish white, ridged. Young leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade broadly lanceolate to ovate, thinly leathery. Mature leaves with a ca. 2 cm petiole; leaf blade lanceolate, 13-20 × 2-2.5 cm, both surfaces with small glands, adaxially dark green and slightly glossy, secondary veins at an angle of 60°-70° from midvein. Inflorescences axillary, simple, umbels 3-10-flowered; peduncle 1-1.5 cm, compressed. Flower buds narrowly obovate, 8-10 × ca. 5 mm. Hypanthium obconic to campanulate; stipe 0-3 mm; calyptra semiglobose to conic, as long or slightly shorter than hypanthium, apex acute to apiculate. Stamens 8-10 mm; anthers oblong, nearly basifixed, dehiscing longitudinally, glands abaxial. Style shorter than stamens. Capsule gray, pyriform to awl-shaped, 7-8 × 6-8 mm; disk narrow; valves 4 or 5(or 6), exserted from hypanthium. Fl. winter-spring.

Cultivated in Guangdong, Guangxi, and Taiwan [native to E and NE Australia].


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