Eucalyptus nortonii (Blakely) L.A.S.Johnson

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 3: 112 (1962) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 15 m tall; bark rough over whole trunk and branches, fibrous, becoming coarse and thick. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many nodes, orbicular, to 11 cm long, 10 cm wide, leaves and stems glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate, 15–25 cm long, 1.8–3 cm wide, concolorous, dull, blue-green or grey-green, reticulation dense, with scattered, somewhat obscure oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1 cm long, 7-flowered; buds sessile, ovoid, usually glaucous, to 1 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; operculum conical; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile, cupular, usually glaucous, to 1 cm long, 0.9 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3(4), rim level or below. Seeds grey-brown to blackish, flattened-ellipsoid, reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Aug.–Apr.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also ?SA, NSW. In Victoria in drier mountain areas from Suggan Buggan to the upper Murray River, Mt Baranduda, Whitfield, and also further west from Castlemaine to the Pyrenees.

Closely related to the glossy, large-leaved E. goniocalyx and the 2 species intergrade e.g. near Clunes. Coppice growth of E. nortonii is always heavily glaucous.

Source: Brooker, M.I.H.; Slee, A.V. (1996). Eucalyptus. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
genus Eucalyptus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus nortonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus nortonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory