Eucalypteae

Lemon-scented gums Corymbia citriodora, photographed by Bidgee.


Belongs within: Myrtaceae.
Contains: Eucalyptus.

The Eucalypteae are a primarily Australasian group of trees. As well as the gum trees of the genus Eucalyptus, they include the bloodwoods and ghost gums of the genus Corymbia, and the apple gums of the genus Angophora.

Characters (from Wilson et al. 2005): Trees sometimes shrubby ("mallees"); hairs mostly absent. Juvenile leaves opposite, adult leaves opposite or alternate; oil ducts sometimes present in stems and petioles. Inflorescences various, occasionally paniculate and terminal; flowers often with calyptrate perianth; stamens numerous, free, borne on a stemonophore; anthers versatile to adnate, dehiscing by slits or pores. Ovary half-inferior, 2- or more locular; placentas axile; ovules anatropous, hemitropous or campylotropous, ovulodes present. Fruit a capsule; seeds variable, embryo with cotyledons deflexed, enclosing one another.

<==Eucalypteae [Eucalyptineae] WO05
    |  i. s.: Allosyncarpia WO05
    |--+--Eucalyptopsis papuana WO05
    |  `--Stockwellia quadrifida WO05
    `--+--Eucalyptus WO05
       `--+--Arillastrum gummiferum WO05
          `--+--Angophora WO05
             |    |--A. cordifolia P53
             |    |--A. floribunda GCC02
             |    |--A. hispida WO05
             |    |--A. intermedia W95
             |    |--A. lanceolata H42
             |    `--A. woodsiana YHT05
             `--Corymbia WO05
                  |--C. calophylla JK08
                  |--C. citriodora JK08
                  |--C. confertiflora B12
                  |--C. ferruginea WF01
                  |--C. hamersleyana EF04
                  |--C. polysciada WF01
                  |--C. semiclara EF04
                  `--C. variegata WO05

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B12] Braby, M. F. 2012. The butterflies of El Questro Wilderness Park, with remarks on the taxonomy of the Kimberley fauna, Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 27 (2): 161-175.

[EF04] Etten, E. J. B. van, & J. E. D. Fox. 2004. Vegetation classification and ordination of the central Hamersley Ranges, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 63-79.

[GCC02] Grant, C. D., C. J. Campbell & N. R. Charnock. 2002. Selection of species suitable for derelict mine site rehabilitation in New South Wales, Australia. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 139: 215-235.

[H42] Hill, G. F. 1942. Termites (Isoptera) from the Australian Region (including Australia, New Guinea and islands south of the Equator between 140°E. longitude and 170°W. longitude). Commonwealth of Australia Council for Scientific and Industrial Research: Melbourne.

[JK08] Johnstone, R. E., & T. Kirkby. 2008. Distribution, status, social organisation, movements and conservation of Baudin's cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii) in south-west Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (1): 107-118.

[P53] Paramonov, S. J. 1953. A review of Australian Apioceridae (Diptera). Australian Journal of Zoology 1 (3): 449-536.

[W95] Wang, Q. 1995. A taxonomic revision of the Australian genus Phoracantha Newman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 9: 865-958.

[WO05] Wilson, P. G., M. M. O'Brien, M. M. Heslewood & C. J. Quinn. 2005. Relationships within Myrtaceae sensu lato based on a matK phylogeny. Plant Systematics and Evolution 251: 3-19.

[WF01] Woinarski, J. C. Z., A. Fisher, K. Brennan, I. Morris & R. Chatto. 2001. Patterns of bird species richness and composition on islands off Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Austral Ecology 26: 1-13.

[YHT05] Yates, C. J., S. D. Hopper & R. H. Taplin. 2005. Native insect flower visitor diversity and feral honeybees on jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) in Kings Park, an urban bushland remnant. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88 (4): 147-153.

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