F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:35 (1855).
Synonymy: E. gracilis F. Muell. var. erecta Blakely, Key Eucalypts 266 (1934).
, Eucalyptus calycogona
Common name: Yorrell, white mallee.
Multi-stemmed and up to 3 m high or single-stemmed and up to 12 m; bark smooth, whitish with rough dark-grey bark at the base; cotyledons deeply 2-fid; juvenile leaves opposite at first, sessile or petiolate, linear to ovate-lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 4-15 mm long, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, glossy, darkish-green, 4-9 x 0.6-0.8 cm.
Flowers in umbels of up to 7 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 1-4 mm long, obovoid, 4-5 x 3-4 mm; operculum conical or depressed-conical, shorter than the often 2-ridged hypanthium; flowers white; outer stamens sterile, longer than the inner ones; anthers broadly reniform.
Fruits oblong-hemispherical to pear-shaped, often 2-ridged, thin-walled (narrow-rimmed), 4-6 x 3-5 mm; disk descending; valves small, deeply enclosed or occasionally with their apices at rim level; seeds red-brown, ellipsoid, faintly reticulate.
Chippendale (1973) Eucalypts of Western Australian goldfields, p. 133; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 531.
S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Feb. — Oct.
SA Distribution Map based
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State Herbarium of South Australia
This species and E. calycogona are the only ones in S.Aust. with many sterile outer stamens twice as long as the fertile ones.
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