Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill

Mountain Swamp-gum

Telopea 4: 55 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 20 m tall; bark rough on lower trunk, dark grey, smooth bark above, grey-brown to yellow-brown. Juvenile leaves petiolate, opposite for a few pairs then alternate, ovate, often emarginate, to 7 cm long, 5 cm wide, dull, green; adult leaves on petioles to 3 cm long, elliptic to broadly lanceolate or ovate, 8–15 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, concolorous, slightly glossy, green or blue-green; reticulation very dense, with numerous, minute, island oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles to 1.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds pedicellate, buds diamond-shaped, to 0.7 cm long, 0.4 cm diam., scar present; stamens inflexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit pedicellate, obconical, to 0.6 cm long, 0.6cm diam.; disc raised-annular; valves 3 or 4, exserted; seed dark brown, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, lacunose, hilum ventral. Flowers Feb.–Apr.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. In Victoria, in mountainous country east and north from Melbourne, e.g. Bonang west to Healesville and north to Omeo, Tawonga, Yackandandah and the eastern foothills of the Warby Range. Occurs on damp slopes, swampy sites and creeksides.

Easily recognized by the large, broad, pendulous leaves.

Trees growing on flats of the Yarra River near Yarra Junction are unusally short, and have small, glossy green adult leaves.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-10
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus camphora subsp. humeana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway 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
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory