Eucalyptus cypellocarpa L.A.S.Johnson

Mountain Grey-gum

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 3: 114 (1962) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tree to 65 m tall; bark smooth, yellowish, grey or white throughout, or with some thin, rough bark on part of trunk. Juvenile leaves sessile, opposite for many pairs, ovate to broadly lanceolate, to 17.5 cm long, 7.5 cm wide, discolorous, glossy, green above, rarely slightly glaucous; adult leaves petiolate, alternate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 11–30 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, concolorous, glossy, green, reticulation dense, with numerous island and intersectional oil glands. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched; peduncles flattened, to 2.5 cm long, 7-flowered; buds sessile or shortly pedicellate, cylindric with conical or beaked operculum, angle often continuing from pedicel along hypanthium, to 1.2 cm long, 0.5 cm diam., scar present; stamens irregularly flexed; anthers dorsifixed, cuneate; ovules in 4 vertical rows; flowers white. Fruit sessile or pedicellate, cylindric to truncate-ovoid, to 1 cm long, 0.9 cm diam.; disc descending; valves 3, rim level or below; seed dark brownish-black, flattened-ellipsoid, shallowly reticulate, hilum ventral. Flowers Feb.–Jul.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also NSW, ACT. A widespread species in Victoria, in the Black Range, Grampians, Pyrenees and south of the divide from the Otway Range to the Howe Range, usually in gullies or moist mid-altitude slopes, but also on poor, dry, rocky country.

A glaucous form requiring further study occurs at Valencia Creek in Central Gippsland.

Eucalyptus alaticaulis, E. litoralis, E. pyrenea have recently been segregated from this species. These tend to be smaller, often multi-stemmed trees or mallees with somewhat persistent bark. See notes under those species.

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, 2018-04-26
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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 cypellocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eucalyptus cypellocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory