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Leaves, flowers and buds. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Eucalyptus pellita F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1864) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 159. Type: Rockingham Bay, Qld, 1864, J. Dallachy s. n.; holo: MEL; iso: K.
Eucalyptus biterranea L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill, Telopea 8: 505(2000), Type: Queensland, Mt Tozer, 12 45 S 143 12 E, 28 July 1986, K. Hill 1862, P. Hind & D. Healey; holo: NSW; iso: BRI, CANB, PERTH.
Bark brown, rough, persistent to the small branches, shortly fibrous, often quite thick.
Oil dots visible with a lens if not visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 9.5-15 x 2.5-4 cm.
Peduncles flat, strap-like. Individual flowers pedicellate. Operculum conical or broadly conical, about 8 mm diam., usually longer and often wider than the calyx tube (hypanthium). Outer operculum shed early, before the mature bud stage.
Cotyledons much wider than long, somewhat bilobed. Oil dots sparse and small, visible only with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate; oil dots small, reddish, easily seen with a lens. Entire seedling glabrous. Small lignotuber present.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range in CYP and NEQ from near sea level to 760 m. Grows in open forest and wet sclerophyll forest, but also found on rain forest margins and as an emergent in rain forest which is advancing into eucalypt forest.
Produces a useful general purpose, reasonably durable, construction timber.
Wood specific gravity 1.00. Cause et al. (1989).